is commissioning its new powder production unit on its unique site. The company selected the spray-drying technology to transform its active ingredients into a dry form, marketed without preservatives. Silab is headquarted in Saint-Viance, France.
This new production unit, 20 m (65 ft.) tall and covering over 1,800 m2 (19,000 sq. ft.), includes the spray-drying tower, which was designed for an annual production capacity of 150 metric tons. Commissioned in September 2019, this production plant complies with the pharmaceutical Good manufacturing practices (GMP). This guarantee, combined with highly innovative process engineering and packaging in controlled-atmosphere areas, enables production of powders with stringent bacteriological standards, said the company.
Deputy General Manager for Strategy Xavier Gaillard stated: “We are proud of having carried out this major project that required an investment of €11 million and that was supported by the European Union, the French government, the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, and the Corrèze departmental council. Bringing this production technology in house will allow us to offer our active ingredients in preservative-free powder form."