bio pharma

Meeting the evolving needs of the biopharmaceutical industry with advanced gas and technology solutions to enable innovative therapies and medicines

The pharmaceutical and life sciences industry is dedicated to improving quality of life by developing innovative therapies and medicines that promise longer, healthier and more active lives.

In the interests of patient safety, this industry is heavily regulated. Compliance, validated quality assurance and traceability are therefore key mandates. In manufacturing, process controllability is increasingly under scrutiny.

The market is also shifting. The pharmaceutical industry, for instance, is evolving beyond traditional pharmaceuticals towards the full integration of biological drug production. It is expected that within the next decade, more than half of all manufactured drugs will be processed through a freeze dryer. Technology solutions to improve the efficacy and control of freeze-drying are therefore critically important.

Although the biopharmaceutical industry promises new, life-saving drugs, it also faces tremendous cost pressures. Many products are coming off patent, allowing the generics market to grow. At the same time, Process Analytical Technology (PAT) and Quality by Design (QbD) are being phased in to replace Quality by Quality Control, affecting many manufacturing processes. This sector also faces rising environmental challenges and thus needs to put effective emission control solutions in place.

Long-Standing Pharmaceutical Expertise

We have been supporting the pharmaceutical industry with pharmaceutical-grade gases, specialty gases and industrial gases plants and generators for decades. Building on our long-standing relationships, we have gained an in-depth understanding of the pressures facing biopharmaceutical companies in such a strict regulatory and competitive environment. As a result, we have developed a number of gas-enabled innovations that help our customers meet increasingly stringent environmental legislation, improve process quality and increase cost-effectiveness.

For your peace of mind, our trained experts can also manage your gas installation. Our expertise will bring you quality and environmental benefits in the following areas in particular:

  • Lyophilisation (freeze-drying valuable biologicals)
  • Inerting, purging & blanketing
  • Reactor cooling
  • Solvent recovery & VOC abatement.