03 SEP 2009

GEA Niro in Denmark is just finalising a 10 million Euro investment programme for expansion of its test centre at the Copenhagen head office. Upon completion, the test centre will be the largest of its type in the world, with over 35 different pilot plants available for customers to use.

The test centre already has an extensive range of equipment and pilot plants for process and product evaluation including spray dryers, freeze dryers, extractors, agglomerators and first class analytical laboratory facilities. In the near future additional equipment for use by customers in the dairy, food, and chemical industries will be installed in order to reflect our continuously growing technology platform.

The GEA Niro test centre is available for customers to further develop product properties and establish process conditions prior to scale up to full production. The test centre is also used by GEA Niro customers for drying batches of product for short term projects.

Test Centre - Multi-Stage Spray Dryer

The new GEA Niro pharmaceutical test centre in Copenhagen is operating under full GMP conditions and is approved by the Danish Medicines Agency for the production of drugs for clinical trials. The test centre includes various pharmaceutical process lines to provide the widest possible range of spray drying technology for product development, realistic testing and easy scale-up to full production size. The centre can evaluate spray drying processes using both aqueous and organic solvent feeds.

The new pharmaceutical test centre and the expansion of the existing drying test centre make Niro’s test facilities in Copenhagen the most extensive and sophisticated in the world and a valuable resource for all its customers.

For more information please contact:

Michael Wahlberg
GEA Niro
Gladsaxevej 305
DK-2860 Soeborg

Tel: ++45 3954 5107  Fax:  ++45 3954 5890
Email:  michael.wahlberg@geagroup.com