Shirokita and Shiki Plant
While the Odate, Ise, and Kagamiishi plants handle mass production, the Shiki Plant (injectables), and the Shirokita Plant (oral products) undertake small-lot production of a large number of products. These plants enable a response to the needs for the production of investigational products or for initial production of small lots at low cost. These plants also play a role of risk mitigation, functioning as a supplemental plant in the event of disaster as part of business continuity plans (BCP).
The Shirokita Plant for small-lot production of a large number of products
This plant is suitable for production on a small (10 kg to 20 kg) to moderate scale (100 kg to 150 kg), particularly of tablets, fine grain agents, powdered drugs and capsules. This plant is also capable of producing oral disintegration tablets on a small scale or for investigational products.
The Shiki Plant is suitable for the production of investigational products and orphan drugs.
Along with producing injectables, the Shiki Plant produces glass ampoules and vials (liquid/powders) in small lots, and is particularly suitable for the production of investigational products and orphan drugs.