Square Pharmaceuticals opening 2 plants in Bangladesh

Square Pharmaceuticals, the largest drugmaker in Bangladesh, is building two new plants.

The company has contracted Spain's Telstar to build both an oral solids facility and one to make parenteral drugs, Express Pharma reports.

The solid dose facility is slated to be 32,000 square meters, have 7 fluidized bed granulation lines, 11 tablet lines, four lines for capsules, and 16 primary and secondary packaging lines. A second 1,000-square-meter service building is also part of the project.

The parenteral plant will be 20,000 square meters, and make drugs in both small and large formats. It is reported to have two 20,000-liter reactors, two lines for manufacturing BFS bottles, and lines to make bags, bottles, vials and pre-loaded syringes. It also will have freeze-drying technology. Telstar tells the publication the plants should open in the first half of next year.

The Spanish company has built drug manufacturing plants for Square Pharmaceuticals before, including an insulin production plant that Square opened in 2010. The Spanish engineering operation recently completed a 30,000-liter manufacturing plant in Barcelona for B. Braun.

- here's the Express Pharma story