BioDuro-Sundia plants its flag at former Par manufacturing site in CA
A former Par Pharma site in Irvine, CA, will now have a new tenant.
BioDuro-Sundia will acquire a 40,000-square-foot oral solid dose manufacturing site in Irvine, the company announced Monday.
The site will allow the company to scale up and cater to companies that need larger-scale production, Kent Payne, the president of development and manufacturing, said in a press release. The new site should be operational by the start of 2022. It will be able to produce 1 billion tablets and capsules a year, the company said.
“BioDuro-Sundia is a pioneer in enhancing bioavailability, with 25 years of experience applying stabilized amorphous solid dispersion technology to poorly soluble drug product candidates,” he said. “Our clients have requested our support to provide commercial scale manufacturing to save time and maximize success, and it is a pleasure to take this next step with them.”
BioDuro-Sundia is a CDMO with 2,000 employees in 10 sites across the country, including China and the US. The company specializes in small- and large-molecule discovery, IND submission support and the scaling of batches. It bills itself as a one-stop shop for its clients.
The site is located at 72 Fairbanks in Irvine and was previously used by Par Pharmaceuticals. They acquired the site from Anchen Pharmaceuticals back in 2011, when they acquired the company.
In 2020, BioDuro invested in a 150,000-square-foot R&D site in Wuxi City, China, and says that the integrated system can help save time and produce a better quality drug. In April, the company invested in adding a cGMP manufacturing site at the facility. That location handles oral dosage tablets and capsules. That added to its already-existing site in San Diego.
Among the drugs manufactured by the company is Gliclazide, a sustained release tablet to treat diabetes from Tianjin Jun’an Bio. The drug is often used with metformin tablets, acarbose tablets or pioglitazone.