Aphena Pharma Solutions completes $20M expansion in Tennessee

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Aphena Pharma Solutions announced that it completed its $20 million expansion and renovation in Cookeville, Tennessee.

The company began its expansion and renovation in mid-2019. It said in a news release that it adds a “large amount” of solid dose packaging capacity.

“The expansion added a new 500,000-square-foot facility that is purpose-built for FDA pharmaceutical packaging of solid dose and biologic products,” said Eric Allen, Aphena’s president and COO. “In addition, the new facility has now been FDA inspected, and we have completed our first group of generic and brand product transfers with FDA approval.”

Aphena provides contract packaging and manufacturing services. Its reach extends to the pharmaceutical, consumer health, biologics and medical device markets. It has two FDA- and DEA-registered locations in the U.S. Aphena handles sol…

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Aphena reveals plans for third-party logistics division

Aphena Pharma Solutions has announced the launch of a Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Division at its campus in Cookeville, Tenn. The pharmaceutical packaging and manufacturing company plans to complete the new division by the end of the year and serve new clients in early 2022. The 3PL unit will cater to the prescription pharmaceutical market, focusing on generics, OTC drugs, and nutraceutical/homeopathic medicines.

In addition to distribution services, the 3PL division will offer accounting services, cold chain services, controlled room temperature storage, and DEA schedule II (vault) and DEA schedule III-V storage. Additionally, the company is pursuing NABP’s Drug Distributor Accreditation.

Last week, the company announced that it had named Troy Blodgett the vice president and general manager of its 3PL division.

At the start of the year, the company announced that it was nearly finished with a $21 million, 500,000 ft2 expansion.


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