The Hovione Cork site was acquired from Pfizer in 2009. The focus of this plant is Contract Manufacturing offering both drug substance and particle engineering. The plant has been regularly inspected by the FDA and the Health Products Regulatory Authority (formely IMB).
The site has extensive facilities for drug substance manufacturing with approximately 430 cubic meters of state of the art cGMP capacity and the potential for 12 discrete process trains. The site houses the largest commercial pharmaceutical spray dryer available on the market, a Niro PSD-5, that is particularly suited for large volume products.
- The Cork plant operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
- Quality Control labs supports production 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
- Plant maintenance shutdown period takes place for 2 to 3 weeks in August.
Hovione’s culture remains true to the values established by Ivan Villax from the very beginning. He was someone who passionately believed in the importance of the Company’s values, its integrity, serving customers well, scientific rigor and team work. The same principles define how we conduct business today and run deep throughout the organization. We remain fully committed to solving complex problems and delivering solutions that are highly valued by our customers. These themes have been a constant for more than 50 years and no one at Hovione wishes to see them change.
Mission: To passionately turn any challenge into a solution by collaborating with our partners to create great medicines.
Vision: To become the #1 innovative, integrated pharmaceutical solution provider to the global pharmaceutical industry by 2028.
- We are Principled
- Think Differently
- and Deliver
Hovione is a Portuguese company that produces active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and conducts drug product intermediates development and compliant manufacture. It has sites in the United States, Portugal, Ireland and China. The company provides a number of products and services to the pharmaceutical industry including separate or integrated API, pre-formulated compounds, particle engineering, formulation development and manufacturing. – menos