Aphena Ramps Up Powder Packaging Operations

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Expansion Includes Two Filling Lines with Additional Equipment Planned for the Future

EASTON, Maryland — Aphena Pharma Solutions has recently expanded its packaging operations for powdered pharmaceuticals. The expansion is in response to growing market demand for powder filling and delivery innovations in pharmaceutical formulations.

"Aphena's commitment is to continue to provide our customer base with one of the broadest ranges of packaging formats in the industry," said Eric Allen, Aphena's VP of sales and marketing. "We have provided packaging services for powders on a small scale for a few years, but the recent expansion will provide additional capacity as well as increased flexibility to handle a wider range of products and packaging formats."

With two filling lines installed and additional equipment on the drawing board for 2019, the powder packaging capabilities provide for filling of sachets and bottles of a wide range of sizes.

The operation draws upon Aphena's extensive site services — including analytical and micro labs, veteran engineering and validation specialists — and Aphena's experienced project management teams.

The powder operation complements other Aphena capabilities with liquid and semi-solid blending, customized packaging options, secondary cartoning and kit assembly for mass retail sales or prescription-based products.

"Our customers can continue to enjoy the benefits of diverse manufacturing and packaging capabilities from a single company," said Allen.

Aphena Pharma Solutions is an industry-leading organization providing turnkey contract manufacturing and packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical, OTC, dietary supplement, animal health, consumer health and medical device markets. With two separate FDA-registered and DEA-licensed sites in the U.S., Aphena handles solid dose, liquids, gels, creams, ointments, foams, suspensions and lotions.

For more information about Aphena Pharma, visit aphenapharma.com or call us at 1-866-465-4506.