Actavis Ltd were looking to expand their solid dose manufacturing facilities within Eastern Europe. There was a debate within the group as to whether they should invest in new equipment or refurbish the existing plant. Epsilon undertook a GMP and compliance audit and presented a response to the business which clearly indicated that the equipment could be refurbished at a fraction of the cost of new equipment and for the work to be undertaken in a much shorter project timescale.
The work included the development of specification, engineering solution and integration of new air handlers, extract systems, motors and controls along with generally enhancing the current processes. The equipment included 2 granulation suites plus a tablet coater. The value of the project in total was in the order of £400,000. Following the success of this project a second project was awarded shortly after.