Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing completes $60 million expansion

June 30, 2020

Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing (GRAM), an agile parenteral contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), completed its $60 million expansion project and recently took occupancy.

With the opening of its large-scale fill/finish facility GRAM more than tripled its existing footprint in Grand Rapids, Michigan to serve increased client demand in the aseptic fill/finish market.

The new facility near downtown Grand Rapids is part of the GRAM campus and is the third fill/finish facility for the company. GRAM now has more than 100,000 square feet dedicated to providing superior quality and service in the marketplace. The Butterworth facility features a fully integrated, high-speed Bausch+Ströbel filling line, SKAN isolators and an IMA lyophilizer auto-loader and a grade C cleanroom and formulation suites.

GRAM partnered with design and construction firm CRB to execute the project using CRB's full-service project delivery method. The integrated team designed the building around the aseptic equipment hand-picked by GRAM experts and constructed the facility outward from its sterile core. Breaking ground in October 2018, this approach resulted in the facility being built and completed in 20 months.

Read the GRAM release