Akorn Pharmaceuticals

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Akorn Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets generic and branded prescription pharmaceuticals, wanted to scale up their TheraTears formulation production. They confided in Agidens, and we did not disappoint. Our multidisciplinary teams came together and provided a turnkey solution existing of two 2000 L vessels and one 400 L solution vessel, both integrated and automated in the new process. To top it off, Akorn adopted the Agidens Safety Plan as the new Master Safety Plan.

  • Switzerland
  • Life Sciences

As Akorn’s existing filling machine for TheraTears – eyedrops to restore, cleanse and nourish the eyes – was unable to get a higher output, they asked Agidens to deliver a solution to expand the Thera Tears formulation production to 4000 liters. We integrated a completely new production unit, with in-line SIP station, that fully fitted the requirements, established a new SCADA standard at the Hettlingen site, and built an additional CIP installation in parallel. A complex but rewarding project that fits our turnkey portfolio.


  • Advice and consultancy
  • Process design and engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • E&I engineering
  • Safety engineering
  • Construction
  • Automation and system integration
  • Testing and commissioning
  • DQ, IQ, and OQ

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