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Asahi Glass to Double Production Capacity for Tafluprost API

3:42 AM MDT | May 15, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Asahi Glass (Tokyo) says it has decided to invest about ¥800 million ($10 million) to build a new production line for Tafluprost, an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) for glaucoma treatment, at the production site of the company’s AGC Wakasa Chemicals (Obama, Fukui Prefecture, Japan) subsidiary. AGC Wakasa Chemicals is wholly owned by Asahi Glass, and it manufactures pharmaceutical and agchem intermediates and active ingredients. The new Tafluprost production line is expected to become operational by March 2013, and it will nearly double Asahi...

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