Catalent breaks ground on $20M expansion of clinical supply facility

Catalent broke ground on a $20 million expansion of the CDMO giant’s clinical supply facility in Germany.

The project is expected to increase the Schorndorf site’s footprint by 32,000 square feet, adding additional storage for clinical supplies that need to be kept at temperatures between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius (59 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit). With the expansion, the company is also plotting space for its FastChain supply service designed to improve regional supply of clinical materials.

In addition, Catalent is planning to add an automatic bottle filling line at the site, the company said in an April 6 press release.

The project is forecast to be completed in June 2024. The facility first opened in 1996.

“This expansion will provide much needed capacity and capabilities to meet the growing needs of customers,” Ricky Hopson, Catalent’s president, division head for clinical development and supply, said in the release. “Additional temperature-controlled handling, storage, and distribution means the facility is well-equipped to respond to the growing demand for clinical supply capacity and services in the region, including for products requiring cold chain support.”

This is just one of Catalent's expansions in recent years. Last September, the company said it was pumping $2.2 million into its Singapore clinical supply facility. That project, which wrapped up in February, added 31,000 square feet of floor space and 35 ultralow temperature freezers.