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Kayaku to ‘Significantly’ Grow HPAPI Capacity

1:44 PM MDT | April 18, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Nippon Kayaku (Tokyo) says it plans to increase significantly manufacturing capacity for high-potency active pharma ingredients (HPAPI), as part of plans to expand its offering in contract manufacturing and focus on niche technologies. The company says it plans to start building a HPAPI plant at Takasaki, Japan, with a capacity of several hundred kilograms, during the fiscal year ending April 1, 2008. The facility would produce containment level 4 HPAPIs. That plant is in addition to a smaller HPAPI facility that Kayaku is building at Takasaki for completion next...

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