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Grace Enhances Fine-Chemicals and Contract-Manufacturing Facility in Michigan
Grace Enhances Fine-Chemicals and Contract-Manufacturing Facility in Michigan

Grace Enhances Fine-Chemicals and Contract-Manufacturing Facility in Michigan

  • 19-Mar-2024 3:01 PM
  • Journalist: Jai Sen

W. R. Grace & Co. (Grace), headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, has proudly celebrated the grand opening of its expanded fine chemical contract development and manufacturing (CDM) facility situated in South Haven, Michigan. This momentous occasion marked the culmination of a meticulous 21-month journey, commemorated by a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event graced by Grace executives, local community dignitaries, and a gathering of over 200 dedicated site employees.

The expansion initiative, resulting in a noteworthy 25% surge in capacity, has facilitated the incorporation of cutting-edge infrastructure, including a state-of-the-art 4,000-gallon HASTELLOY centrifuge and three 4,000-gallon multi-use chemical reactors. These strategic enhancements have substantially fortified Grace's operational prowess, positioning the company to effectively address the escalating demand for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) with enhanced efficiency and efficacy.

The expanded footprint of the facility in South Haven serves as a testament to Grace's esteemed status as a premier North American contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), solidifying its pivotal role as a cornerstone employer within the local community. Furthermore, this expansion underscores Grace's unwavering commitment to providing steadfast support to its esteemed clientele within the fine chemical sector, facilitating their noble mission to introduce life-saving and transformative drug therapies on a global scale.

With the augmentation of capacity and the integration of cutting-edge equipment in South Haven, Grace has fortified its position to serve the diverse needs of both existing and prospective clients across all facets of fine chemical manufacturing. This encompasses a comprehensive spectrum spanning from the initial stages of research and development to pivotal clinical trials, seamless scale-up services, and the commercial production of bespoke molecules and compounds tailored to meet specific requirements.

Having remained steadfastly dedicated to serving the pharmaceutical sector for over four decades, the South Haven facility serves as a beacon of excellence in the production of APIs, regulatory starting materials (RSMs), and crucial drug intermediates, catering to diverse requirements ranging from kilos to tons. Notably, these operations are conducted in strict adherence to the stringent guidelines outlined by the FDA's current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations, ensuring the highest standards of quality and compliance are upheld at all times.

Furthermore, the seamless integration between the South Haven facility and Grace's established site in Tyrone, Pennsylvania, offers clients unparalleled flexibility in navigating their pharmaceutical and nutraceutical production needs. This synergistic collaboration underscores Grace's commitment to facilitating a robust and reliable U.S.-based supply chain, empowering clients to navigate complex production challenges with confidence and ease.

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