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Oral Dose Packaging


Catalent offers commercial-scale packaging services for a broad range of oral dose forms, batch sizes and packaging formats, with support for unique features, customer needs and local market requirements. With options for both dedicated packaging services and integrated manufacturing solutions, Catalent can support a broad array of project types and oral dosage forms:

  • Blister packaging for tablets, capsules and softgels
  • Bottling of oral solids
  • Bottling of oral liquids
  • Stickpacks

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Catalent’s facility in Anagni, just outside of Rome, Italy is a center-of-excellence for dedicated packaging of oral dose forms, serving over 70 markets around the world including the United States.  More than a contract packaging provider, this “visual plant” utilizes advanced IT systems, serialization and RFID-capable equipment to provide transparent operations, real-time reporting and industry-leading turnaround times.  The state-of-the-art facility, previously a flagship large pharma manufacturing site, was acquired by Catalent in 2020 and has a rich history of product launch and tech transfer expertise, along with an exemplary regulatory track record.

Key highlights of Anagni’s packaging capabilities:

  • Blister packaging and cartoning lines, with capacity to handle over 360 million blister cards annually
    • Equipped with flexible feeding systems to accommodate a wide range of tablet/capsule sizes and shapes
    • Thermo-formed and cold-formed options
    • Up to 400 blister cards / minute
    • In-line serialization
    • On-line blister printing capable
    • Single and double lane blister lines
    • Platen sealing and roller sealing
  • Secondary packaging line for bottles, with capacity to handle more than 4 million bottle packs per year
  • Flexible batch sizes: ranging from 10 – 150,000 blisters
  • Automated wrapping and labeling systems
  • Centralized conveyor and robotic system for automated package collection, transportation and palletization
  • Advanced warehousing including over 7,000 automated positions and 1800 cold storage positions

Why Catalent Anagni?

  • À la carte primary and/or secondary packaging options
  • Turnaround times in as little as 48 hours (order to shipment)
  • More than 1,000 SKUs launched in the past 10 years, and over 6,700 batches processed each year
  • Experienced line-level work force with an average tenure of 15-years for non-management employees
  • Item level serialization, RFID material tracking and full aggregation for product traceability throughout the entire global supply chain
  • Tamper-evident seal application complying with the E.U. Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD)
  • Approvals from EMA, U.S. FDA, and many other global agencies
  • Exemplary regulatory track record – regularly audited by four agencies with no outstanding observations
  • Socially responsible C-TPAT certified

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Commercial Oral Dose – Catalent provides dedicated and integrated commercial-scale packaging solutions for oral solids and liquids across its global network.

  • High capacity – ability to package tens of billions of oral doses across our network each year
  • Various oral dose forms – standard tablets, capsules, softgels, orally disintegrating tablets, chewables, powders, granules, syrups, solutions, emulsions and more
  • Package design and engineering
  • Primary, secondary and tertiary packaging
  • Specialty handling
    • Cold chain
    • Controlled drugs
    • Potent and highly potent
    • Moisture, light and oxygen-sensitive
  • Serialization & aggregation
  • Global distribution
  • Flexible batch sizes suitable for large and small customers
  • State-of-the-art technology

Complementary Packaging Services – In addition to commercial-scale oral dose formats, Catalent can package drug product at nearly any scale or format:

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