Micro-Sphere CDMO boosts its capsule-filling production


Micro-Sphere, Swiss CDMO with specialist expertise in the spray drying of APIs and HPA, has partnered with German machine manufacturer Harro Höfliger for the latest step in its €19 million investment into its facility in Switzerland.

Harro Höfliger has supplied a Modu-C MS capsule filling machine which boosts Micro-Sphere’s capsule filling production. A notional production of 72,000 capsules per hour and a 100% net weight check control, grant the correct dose when filling capsules for dry powder inhalers.

“Low dose capsule filling is becoming increasingly popular across the market and at present we are the only CDMO in Europe offering this level of capability,” Micro-Sphere founder and president of the Board, Dr. Michele Müller, said. “Harro Höfliger’s powder expertise and technological competence is particularly evident in the Modu-C MS. This investment is an important next step in our expansion plans, allowing us to meet demand for greater capacity and speed up project delivery for our customers.”

Based in Allmersbach, Germany, Harro Höfliger develops and manufactures production and packaging systems and is a valued development partner for many pharmaceutical and medical technology companies.

From its GMP, SwissMedic and FDA approved facility near Lugano, Ticino, Micro-Sphere’s expert team supports customers in the US, Europe, New Zealand and Asia with spray drying and capsule filling capabilities for the development and manufacture of both potent and non-potent pharmaceutical products, with a particular focus on inhalable dosage forms.