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Biopharmaceutical

Laporte plays a major role in process, building and infrastructure, automation and regulatory compliance engineering specific to the biopharmaceutical sector. The reputation of our multidisciplinary team has been built through the completion of numerous mandates in the various fields of application.

  • Medical devices
  • Solid dosage
  • Active pharmaceutical ingredients
  • Liquids, creams and ointments
  • Lyophilized products
  • Blood products
  • Proteins and other molecules
  • Sterile and injectable
  • vaccines
  • Veterinary products

Indeed, Laporte successfully completed projects demonstrating great understanding of the biopharmaceutical industry and its needs. Whether it is for a new production facility, an expansion or a modernization, Laporte completes projects large and small regardless of their complexity, from the feasibility study to commissioning.

Find hereafter a selection of projects designed and implemented by our team :

  • Bioniche Life Science
    Process design and mechanical electrical services for a biological containment (BL2) fermentation facility producing a veterinary vaccine

  • Centre of Excellence in Cell Therapy, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital
    Commissioning and validation of building services and laboratory equipment for cell culture, stem cell research and viral vector production

  • Cell & Tissue Innovation Research Centre, University of Alberta
    Design support, commissioning and validation of building services and laboratory equipment for development of a novel diabetes therapy using exogenous cells

  • Draxis (various projects over the last 10 year)
    • Design, installation and commissioning of various process equipment (manufacturing vessels, temperature controllers, autoclaves, pure steam generators, purified water systems, etc.)

  • Galderma (Montreal)
    • Site master plan
    • Design of Cetaphil cream and ointment manufacturing
    • Engineering for a weighing room dust removal system
    • QC laboratory retrofit
    • Process energy optimisation study
    • Refit of a packaging line to permit filling of solvents

  • GlaxoSmithKline
    (Partial list – services rendered in various installations around the world)
    • Process design for influenza vaccine manufacturing (Ste-Foy); process design, installation and commissioning of purification steps.
    • Feasibility study for an adjuvant production facility (Montana);
    • Thermodynamic study (Belgium)
    • Adjuvant skid and UV irradiation – design and implementation
    • Validation services (Marietta, Wavre, Ste-Foy, Laval, Shenzhen)
    • On site support to engineering and maintenance departments (multiple projects)

  • Abbott Laboratories (Hospira)
    • Laboratory upgrades
    • Renovation of a sterile product facility
    • New Water for Injection and Clean Steam systems
    • Upgrade of process chilled water system including two winterized water towers and chillers, primary and secondary loops while maintaining operations at 100% of capacity
    • QC laboratory HVAC system
    • VOC reduction for solvent-based coaters and automation upgrade

  • Lallemand, France
    • Process design and installation of mechanical and electrical systems for a fermentation facility

  • Ratiopharm
    • Site master plan
    • Production simulation
    • Re-arrangement of OSD production
    • Improved personnel flow in change rooms
    • CIP cycle optimization
    • Feasibility study for relocation of a packaging line to another site

  • Sandoz
    Optimisation d’une usine de produits pharmaceutiques injectables

  • Sanofi-Aventis
    • HVAC system upgrade for a packaging area
    • Design and installation of a Purified Water system
    • Plant dust extraction system upgrade

  • Schering-Plough/Merck
    Design and start-up of process, mechanical and electrical services for :
    • Drying ovens for granulations
    • Bulk storage vessels
    • Sampling, classified areas and warehouse
    • Manufacturing and packaging areas – liquids cream and ointments

  • Sandoz
    Optimization of an injectable pharmaceutical product plant

  • Wyeth Ayerst – Pfizer
    • Installation of « print and apply » labellers for eight packaging lines including vision systems.
    • Project management including resources, budget.
    • Create all validation documentation

  • Valéant Canada
    • Mechanical and electrical design for a plant optimization
    • Modification of existing equipment and installation of new process equipment