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Aesica Target Development Services at Growing Inhalation Market, With Plans to Open a Lead Technical Center
10/14/2013 7:28:45 AM
Newcastle 14 October, 2013: Aesica, the global contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO), has announced its intention to increase its range of inhalation services and products in development, with a new Lead Technical Centre also envisaged in the near future.
A key part of this inhalation drive has been the company’s focus on the intake of skilled staff, coupled with the commercial development of several leading inhalation technologies and the company is actively partnering with other innovative companies and universities to discover and engineer new technologies for commercial applications.
Aesica currently has two new development technologies available to clients, including spray drying techniques delivered through a partnership with Upperton, and a powder filling technology delivered through 3P’s Fill2Weight.
The plan marks a systemic shift in the wider market with clients now looking for CDMOs to have a wider range of development technologies, delivery expertise and the ability to take a project right through to commercialisation.
Another key factor in the company’s growth within this market has been the adoption of non IP protected products, which enables Aesica to concentrate with the client on developing the right formulation irrespective of delivery mechanism.
These new technologies have provided a huge advantage to customers in terms of lowering costs, particularly for re-formulations of generic products, whereby the cost of set-up is highly prohibitive to new market entrants and this is forecast to be a rapidly expanding sector. Building on these successes Aesica is researching both internally and externally for new innovations in formulation technologies to complement its suite of services and it envisages opening a new inhalation Lead Technical Centre by the end of 2014.
The Nottingham site currently has over 5 years’ experience developing new generic inhalation products alongside many New Chemical Entities (NCE) for trial. Aesica is increasingly looking to work with clients over the longer term and is concentrating on taking new drug targets right through to commercial stage, with the ability to switch easily between initial nebulised products (i.e. a low cost entry to early clinical trials) and dry powder inhalers for use in later clinical trials. This flexible on-site approach also means that the company can reduce time to market with 24/7 capabilities, which has allowed the company to deliver on every client clinical date.
Ian Lafferty, Site Director for Aesica Nottingham, commented: “Inhalation is a rapidly growing market with many US companies looking to bring NCE production to Europe, whilst we also see a dramatic growth for products going into China and SE Asia, particularly amongst generic formulations. We have largely operated under the radar in terms of inhalation products despite the wealth of new technologies coming to market here and our intention is to take a lead in bringing products to market faster and developing the next generation of technologies through our Lead Technical Centre”.
Aesica supplies contract development and contract manufacturing services for Formulated Products and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients to a host of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies and emerging biotechnology organisations.
The company’s uniqueness lies in its flexible and bespoke approach to service delivery, coupled with its ability to develop products from the initial clinical stage through to final commercial supply. It is this all-encompassing offering combined with its dedication to exceptional standards of service that truly sets Aesica apart from its counterparts.
- Aesica is one of the UK’s fastest growing companies and over the last five years has more than trebled its turnover
- The company currently employs approximately 1,300 people
- In addition to its headquarters in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Aesica has development and manufacturing sites across Europe including Cramlington, Nottingham and Queenborough in the UK, as well as sites in Monheim and Zwickau in Germany and Pianezza in Italy. It also has sales representation in San Diego and Shanghai
- The Aesica vision is to become the number one supplier of APIs and formulated products to the pharmaceutical industry
For media enquiries, please contact Tristan Jervis or Alex Heeley at De Facto Communications on: +44 (0) 207 203 6740 or +44 (0) 207 203 6745 or e-mail; email@example.com.
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