Expansion is due to increasing prescription and consumer healthcare customer demand.

Kristen Kazarian, Managing Editor

March 15, 2024

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Aptar Pharma expanding
The plan includes an injectables expansion program in a few global regions.Image courtesy of Aptar Pharma

Aptar Pharma, part of AptarGroup, a global leader in drug and consumer product dosing, dispensing and protection technologies, has announced the next phase of its global capacity expansion plan in North America, at its Aptar Congers, NY site.

Manufacturing began at Aptar Congers in 2002 with a cleanroom and the production of Aptar Pharma’s VP3 pumps, and today the site manufactures a wide range of proprietary drug delivery products for nasal and injectable delivery routes. Manufacturing capabilities at the Congers facility will be further expanded to offer even more innovative product solutions and increased production capacity to Aptar Pharma customers in North America.

Expansion moves

To support increasing patient demand for systemic nasal delivery, Aptar Pharma is significantly expanding the manufacturing capacity of its proprietary Unidose (UDS) Nasal Spray Systems via the addition of molds and assembly lines in cleanroom manufacturing settings, with the additional capacity planned to come online in Q4 2024.

To meet increased customer demand in the region for nasal saline solutions, Aptar Pharma is installing an assembly line at the Aptar Congers facility to further expand manufacturing of its bag-on-vale (BOV) technology. This new environmentally controlled good manufacturing practice (GMP) production area is planned to be fully operational by early 2025.

As demand continues to grow in North America for child-resistant packaging for nasal decongestant sprays, Aptar Pharma’s plans include a cleanroom extension at the Aptar Congers site for its child-resistant senior-friendly closure solutions to increase manufacturing capacity to supply customers locally.

The new capacity will be housed in the building extension at the existing Aptar Congers site and is planned to be completed by the end of 2024, with the goal to significantly boost capacity across several Aptar Pharma product lines. The building extension adds an additional 28,500 sq. ft. of manufacturing footprint to enhance warehousing, cleanroom and manufacturing capabilities at the site and was previously announced as part of the Pharma segment’s injectable capacity expansion in 2020.

Aptar Pharma’s expansion in North America is part of the company’s overall global expansion plan, which includes a robust injectables expansion program in France, and new state-of-the art manufacturing facilities in Suzhou, China and Mumbai, India. This newly expanded Congers facility is the company’s direct response to continuing customer demand in the region

As part of the global injectables expansion program, a portion of the expanded facility has been dedicated to Aptar Pharma’s ETFE PremiumCoat film-coated stoppers manufacturing, including on-site molding and trimming, which will be performed in a new ISO-7 cleanroom, while finishing and automated vision inspection will continue to be performed in an ISO-5 cleanroom.

PremiumCoat production at Aptar Congers is on track to estimated be ready for commercialization in early 2025.

About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

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