Innopharma Technology announces strategic collaboration with Glatt India

DUBLIN, Ireland, May 12th, 2016 – Innopharma Technology and Glatt (India) Systems Pvt. Ltd. have announced a strategic collaboration that is set to reduce product manufacturing costs while increasing compliance and product quality for the pharmaceutical industry through the application of Innopharma Technology's Process Analytical Technology tools and expertise.

The strategic collaboration formalises the companies’ partnership and offers Innopharma Technology’s Process Analytical Technology (PAT) tools and support services to customers in India alongside Glatt’s pharmaceutical process equipment. Innopharma Technology now works with many research and development groups as well as GMP certified US FDA approved manufacturing facilities of leading pharmaceutical companies in India. 

“With this agreement, we have further expanded our strategic alliances for PAT systems,” said Ian Jones, CEO of Innopharma Labs Ltd. “Signing this agreement with Glatt further validates the contribution PAT systems can make to pharmaceutical processing. We are very much looking forward to working with Glatt over the coming years and integrating further our Eyecon™ technology with Glatt’s fluid bed systems.”

By incorporating Innopharma’s process analytical technology solutions into Glatt systems, clients have the opportunity to reduce manufacturing costs and increase compliance and product quality.

With many pharmaceutical processing companies now adopting a Quality by Design (QbD) approach to product development, these tools offered by Innopharma are used to capture critical real-time data during all stages of a product life cycle – from product development right through to scale up and commercial manufacture.

“We are very pleased to sign this collaboration agreement with Innopharma,” stated Rajiv Bhide, Managing Director, Glatt.  “Incorporating the option for Innopharma Technology’s PAT solutions into our fluid bed and continuous process equipment will allow customers in India to greatly increase process knowledge and understanding and offer them the potential to reduce manufacturing costs and increase compliance and product quality.

“As many companies in India are adopting a QbD and Design of Experiment approach to product development, tools such as Eyecon™ are proving extremely useful in capturing critical real time data during the development, scale up and commercialisation of batches.”

In addition to recent collaborations with Glatt, Innopharma Technology has also been engaged with process development teams at many of the leading Indian pharmaceutical companies to evaluate potential applications and to implement PAT solutions.  Innopharma Technology plan to further grow its presence in India with the setting up of a local PAT implementation support group in the region.


About Innopharma

Innopharma Labs Ltd., based in Dublin, Ireland, is the award-winning premier education, research and technology institute for industry-led technology, education and training programmes in the pharmaceutical, MedTech and food industries.

Innopharma Technology is the innovation leader in the provision of smart, cost effective, non-contact imaging technologies for manufacturing control in pharmaceutical, food/feed and fine chemical industries.

About Glatt®PVT Ltd

Glatt (India) Systems Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Glatt GmbH , Germany,  specialises in the manufacture and supply of process equipment and also the provision of consulting and engineering services to the biotech & pharmaceutical industry. Glatt is a privately held company, headquartered in Germany, with approximately 2,200 employees and 16 subsidiaries worldwide. For more than 60 years the company has been active in the pharmaceutical, food and fine chemical industry and has ‘set a standard’ in all of these verticals.

Sean Costello

Sean Costello leads the Technology Division, applying Industry 5.0 solutions to pharmaceutical, food and fine chemical industries. Prior to Innopharma, Sean was a founder of a Medical Device company and University spin-out SlidePath, which developed cloud-enabled AI-driven diagnostic decision support and automated workflow solutions for clinical histopathology, pharma drug discovery and drug safety. Sean holds a PhD in Pathology Imaging and Medical Informatics and a BSc in Biotechnology.

Darren McHugh

Darren McHugh is a Senior Product Manager at Innopharma Technology, with over 18 years of experience in the field of Manufacturing. He holds separate degrees in: Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturing, and a Master’s in Product Management. He has worked with several companies in the manufacturing industry to help them implement smart manufacturing solutions into their processes. Darren is an expert in Industry 4.0 and 5.0 solutions, where he has used IIoT, image analysis and machine learning (ML) technologies to help companies capture the full potential of their digital transformation efforts and deliver a satisfactory return on investment.

Liam Ryan

Liam Ryan is a Sales & Marketing Manager at Innopharma Technology with over 12 years in Technology and Food & Beverage sectors. He has specialized in international business spending years working in China, US, Middle East & Europe with strong experience in the commercialization of new technologies in the marketplace.

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