ACG opens a process development lab in Shirwal, India

The lab houses an R&D space for small-scale development, and a pilot area for scale-up and process optimisation studies. It’s equipped to accommodate multiple projects at a time

ACG has added a specialist division to its integrated global offering with the inauguration of its first ACG Laboratories site for process development in Shirwal.

The facility will provide the company’s customers and partners with a research, development, testing, and training environment dedicated to a collaborative exploration of all aspects of oral solid dosage manufacturing.

As an extension of ACG's service offering (which includes process equipment recommendations and solutions, formulation and scale-up support, product development and validation, and technical training), the lab aims to enable ACG clients to explore and solve their manufacturing needs and challenges in a dedicated space. The facility also answers a growing customer need for training and assistance with clinical trials and development projects.

The lab houses an R&D space for small-scale development, and a pilot area for scale-up and process optimisation studies. It’s equipped to accommodate multiple projects at a time.

The Shirwal Process Development Lab is led by a team of 15, among whom are specialists in areas including fluid bed and high shear mixer granulation, bottom spray pellet coating and drying, tablet compression and coating as well capsule filling. This team has been responsible for the development of more than 3,500 formulations.

On the launch of ACG Laboratories, Dr Marcus Michel, CEO of ACG Engineering, said: "We believe in constantly trying to make the life of our customers and end users easier and better. The lab's multi-purpose functionality allows us to support our customers in a way of an aligned partnership throughout the product development process. It provides a 'go-to' knowledge hub for continuous support of the customer in various stages of product manufacturing across different OSD applications. It is also a benchmark for our industry. The recent situation has shown us how critical close collaboration and agility have become to reaching the end-user’s requirements. If ACG can be part of that evolution with our clients, then we’ll truly be living up to our ‘Make it better’ mission."

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