Lonza Expands Development and Manufacturing Capabilities at Bend (OR) Site

Bend, USA, 30 November 2020 – Lonza has announced a significant investment to expand its particle engineering and drug product capabilities to meet increased market demand at its Bend (OR) site. New suites for the development and clinical manufacture of drug product intermediates and drug products utilizing spray-drying, hot-melt extrusion and melt-spray-congeal processing will be completed by May 2022. The first suite will expand early-phase spray-drying, tableting and encapsulation capability and is expected to be on-line by December 2020.

As part of the investment, the new cGMP suites will be added to support early-phase cGMP manufacture incorporating additional storage, gowning, and a customer in-plant viewing corridor. Non-cGMP capability for formulation and process development will also be expanded with one new suite.

The investment increases both capacity and flexibility across particle engineering and oral drug products, including immediate-release tablets, multiparticulates, and dry powder encapsulation for oral solid and inhaled applications.

Lonza Bend is the Center of Excellence for bioavailability enhancement and inhaled delivery for Lonza’s Small Molecules business unit. The Bend team has been at the forefront of advancing spray-drying and other particle engineering approaches to address solubility and other complex drug formulation and manufacturing challenges.

About Lonza

At Lonza, we combine technological innovation with world class manufacturing and process excellence. Together, these enable our customers to deliver their discoveries in the healthcare, preservation, and protection sectors.

We are a preferred global partner to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. We work to prevent illness and promote a healthier world by enabling our customers to deliver innovative medicines that help treat or even cure a wide range of diseases. We also offer a broad range of microbial control solutions, which help to create and maintain a healthy environment.

Founded in 1897 in the Swiss Alps, Lonza today operates in 120 sites and offices in more than 35 countries. With approximately 15,500 full-time employees, we are built from high-performing teams and of individual employees who make a meaningful difference to our own business, as well as the communities in which we operate. The company generated sales of CHF 5.9 billion in 2019 with a CORE EBITDA of CHF 1.6 billion. Find out more at and follow us on Twitter @LonzaGroup or Facebook @LonzaGroupAG.

Lonza Contact Details

Dr. Sanna Fowler
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Lonza Group Ltd
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Investor Relations
Lonza Group Ltd
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