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Square Pharmaceuticals to open two plants in Bangladesh

Drugmaker in Bangladesh Square Pharmaceuticals has contracted Spain-based Telstar to build two new pharmaceutical plants, an oral solids facility and parenteral drugs making facility for the company.

The 32,000m² solid dose facility will have have 16 primary and secondary packaging lines, seven fluidized bed granulation lines, 11 tablet lines, four lines for capsules and a 1,000m² second service building.

Telstar will also manage the construction of a four-storey, 20,000m² plant for production of parenterals in small and large volume formats, including two lines for manufacturing BFS bottles with two reactors of 20,000l each.

According to Square Pharmaceuticals, the lines will also be used for manufacturing glass bottles, one for bags, two for vials, two for preloaded syringes, one for lyophilized vials with two freeze-dryers and one topical aerosol production line.

The new plants are expected to open in the first half of 2013.