AST announces Indian subsidiary, Tacoma PharmaSolutions Private Limited - a wholly owned Indian subsidiary to keep pace with the regions growing bio-similar and biologics manufacturing industries.
In a move to expand its footprint in India, Automated Systems of Tacoma, LLC (AST), a leading aseptic fill/finish equipment manufacturer, is pleased to announce the establishment of a wholly owned Indian subsidiary, Tacoma PharmaSolutions Private Limited.
India is an emerging biosimilar and biologics hub experiencing rapid growth in the CDMO, CRO, drug development, biologics manufacturing, personalized medicines, and orphan drug manufacturing industries. With this growth come the regulatory challenges faced in the aseptic filling of complex biological formulations.
Over 10 years ago, AST revolutionized the aseptic fill/finish industry with the launch of the ASEPTiCell®. Using robotics and advanced automation, the ASEPTiCell® was the industry’s first multi-format fill/finish machine capable of processing Ready-to-Use nested vials, cartridges and syringes on the same line. Today, AST offers a range of products to support our customers in drug product development, clinical and commercial fill/finish needs, including the AST GENiSYS® Lab, GENiSYS® and ASEPTiCell® product lines.
“With the launch of our Indian subsidiary, I am pleased that AST will now be able to support the aseptic fill/finish needs of our Indian customers with best in quality products and services,” said Joe Hoff, Chairman and CEO, Automated Systems of Tacoma LLC, USA.
“AST’s aseptic product solutions have revolutionized the industry by helping to deliver best quality formulations to patients. As the regulatory norms become stricter every day, early adoption of the GENiSYS® and ASEPTiCell® systems will be a wise move,” said Abhay Acharya, General Manager – AMEA.
ASEPTiCell® is a modular aseptic filling system specifically designed for commercial manufacturing of parenteral drug products. It is capable of filling, closing and sealing ready to use vials, syringes and cartridges on a compact, robotic platform at up to 100 units per minute. The flexibility of this machine makes it the perfect solution for late stage clinical or commercial manufacturing of small to medium size batches of orphan drugs, tailored therapies and biologics.
GENiSYS® is a compact aseptic filling machine specifically designed for small batch manufacturing of parenteral products. It is capable of filling and closing ready to use vials, syringes and cartridges on a compact, highly flexible platform, at up to 20 units per minute. It is the perfect solution for product development, clinical trials or small-scale commercial manufacturing.
Automated Systems of Tacoma, LLC (AST) has a rich heritage with over 50 years of experience designing and building innovative machines for a broad spectrum of production processes requiring high quality, high precision, and complex integration solutions. Since 2004, AST has served our Life Science customers.
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General Manager - AMEA
Tacoma PharmaSolutions Private Limited