Somerset-based Catalent on Tuesday said it was spending $2.2 million to expand its clinical supply facility in Singapore. The investment will increase the site’s footprint by nearly 20%, to 31,000 square feet, and allow the installation of 35 new freezers for ultra-low temperature storage.
The expansion will also see the addition of specialized secondary packaging capabilities for ULT products, enabling the site’s services to support larger packaging campaigns, and increasing capabilities to handle biopharmaceuticals and advanced modalities, including mRNA-based vaccines, and cell and gene therapies.
Catalent said the expenditure is the latest in a series of investments and expansions that the company has undertaken to meet the increasing and diversified demands of customers in its mission to develop life-changing medicines for both the region and the world.
“Our Singapore site serves as a strategic supply hub for the Asia-Pacific market, offering a wide range of services to customers in over 20 countries in the region,” Roel de Nobel, Catalent’s vice president and general manager, Asia-Pacific, clinical development & supply, stated.
Alongside sites in China and Japan, Catalent’s site in Singapore serves the Asia-Pacific region with a wide range of clinical supply services including clinical supply management, comparator sourcing, Catalent’s FastChain demand-led supply solution, secondary packaging, storage and global distribution, as well as clinical returns and destruction.