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Parsolex Selects Bosch Packaging Technology for New cGMP Facility


New Bosch Packaging machines will contribute to a range of clinical supply manufacturing programs.

Bosch Packaging Technology and Parsolex, a CDMO, have entered into a collaboration on solid dosage manufacturing. Parsolex will leverage the latest packaging technologies for pharmaceutical manufacturing, and Bosch Packaging Technology will gain access to a manufacturing site in the U.S. to showcase its capabilities.

“Our strategic partnership with Parsolex showcases our state-of-the- art oral solid dose manufacturing equipment and, combined with their wealth of expertise, this will position Parsolex as a top contract manufacturer for the pharmaceutical industry,” said Thomas Mauritzen, president of the Bosch Packaging Technology pharma division in North America.

Parsolex has chosen Bosch Packaging equipment for its recently expanded cGMP commercial manufacturing facility in West Lafayette, IN to complement its existing capabilities. The new Bosch Packaging machines will contribute to a range of clinical supply manufacturing programs.

“Parsolex is excited to partner with Bosch Packaging Technology to offer our clients access to the latest solid dosage technology innovations in granulation, coating, tablet compression and capsule weight sorting,” said Alfonso Chang, chief executive officer of Parsolex. “Access to Bosch Packaging and its technology enhances our capability to work on even more complicated and/or diverse issues that are challenging our clients’ business today.”

The new equipment installed at Parsolex’s West Lafayette site includes:

•    The Pilotmix and Pilotlab platforms, which offer new granulation and precision coating capabilities, including high-shear and spray granulation, as well as fine particle, pellet and microtablet coating and drying, respectively. The cGMP granulation suite is equipped with pneumatic material transfer capabilities for closed product transfer to increase production efficiency and offer solutions for optimal particle size distribution, including milling and sieving dry and wet powders.
•    The TPR 200 tablet press, which more than doubles Parsolex’s tablet compression production rate and allows for greater flexibility, improved yields and faster changeover times.
•    The KKE 1700 capsule checkweigher, which offers 100% gravimetric capsule weighing and maximum output, producing more than 2.5 million commercial capsule doses worldwide so far.
As part of the strategic partnership, the companies will conduct joint research projects that demonstrate Parsolex’s capabilities on Bosch Packaging Technology’s machines.