- Sixteen million euros invested in the expansion of production capacity
- Filter plant upgraded and extended
- Relocation of aseptic bag manufacture from California to Puerto Rico
Goettingen, Germany, June 26, 2012 / B3C newswire / – Today, on Tuesday, the technology group Sartorius officially opened a new building for the manufacture of filters and single-use bags for biopharmaceutical applications at its Yauco, Puerto Rico site. After approximately one year of construction, the new building was officially dedicated in the presence of the governor of
The global pharma supplier and provider of laboratory equipment invested around 16 million euros into the expansion of its production capacity in
By extending its plant, Sartorius is responding to the biopharma industry’s growing demand for single-use products. Filters are used in this industry to sterile-filter biopharmaceuticals or to obtain active pharmaceutical ingredients from liquids. Single-use bags are employed as flexible containers for preparing nutrients, installed in single-use bioreactors, or utilized for transporting and storing biological active ingredients. Filters and bags are increasingly being requested as combined, sterile-packaged and ready-to-connect single-use assemblies.
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Caption: In addition to manufacturing filters, Sartorius will also be producing single-use bags in
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Caption: Filters and single-use bags are utilized in the manufacture of biopharmaceutical medications.
A Profile of Sartorius
The Sartorius Group is a leading international laboratory and process technology provider covering the segments of Bioprocess Solutions, Lab Products & Services and Industrial Weighing. In 2011, the technology group earned sales revenue of 733.1 million euros. Founded in 1870, the Goettingen-based company currently employs more than 5,000 persons. The major areas of activity of its Bioprocess Solutions segment cover filtration, fluid management, fermentation, cell cultivation and purification, and focus on production processes in the biopharmaceutical industry. The Lab Products & Services segment primarily manufactures laboratory instruments and consumables. Industrial Weighing concentrates on weighing, monitoring and control applications in the manufacturing processes of the food, chemical and pharma sectors. Sartorius has its own production facilities in Europe, Asia and