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Avantor plans to address rising global demand for biologics with their investment in hydration capabilities.
Avantor announced a multi-year investment into its global hydration capabilities on Aug. 31, 2021 that includes a recently completed expansion to its facility in Gliwice, Poland, as well as a multi-stage expansion of its facility in Aurora, Ohio, that is expected to be completed by mid-2022.
The facility investments in Gliwice and Aurora will add to Avantor’s existing water for injection-quality (WFI) buffer manufacturing capabilities. The new equipment will provide enhanced capabilities and capacity to formulate and fill WFI-based hydration solutions, according to a company press release.
"Buffer management is a key area where biopharma manufacturers can save time while reducing risk and costs,” said Ger Brophy, executive vice-president of Biopharma Production at Avantor, in the press release. “This recent investment in our global hydration offering allows us to strengthen our [C]GMP [current good manufacturing practices] chemical manufacturing in Europe and the United States."