Your Contract Manufacturer for Drug Product Vial Fill/Finish

Access the world’s leading vial fill/finish technology with an expert team at your side. Argonaut offers the manufacturing solutions you need without investments in capital equipment, staff, or logistics. Equipped with advanced robotics, our automated fill line is optimized to maximize product yield while minimizing the risks associated with operator intervention.

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The Technology and Team You Trust

High-value drugs require high-performance fill/finish. Argonaut’s filling line utilizes SKAN isolator technology and ADVANCEDFill technology, offering you reduced risk and improved yields:

  • Minimized drug substance loss at start and end of production.
  • Reduced risk from particulates and human intervention.
  • In-line, non-destructive 100% weight checks.
  • Single-use disposable fluid path.
  • Ready to use pre-sterilized ISO vial sizes from 2R through 30R.
  • Dosing ranges from 0.25ml to 30+ml.

Our team comes from leading manufacturers including Aji Bio-Pharma, Allergan, Thermo Fisher, and more. We have the industry experience your project requires.

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We Support Your Team – Pre-Clinical to Phase III

Argonaut offers a wide array of supporting services for your fill/finish project. Contact us or click on each stage to find out more:

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Analytical Transfer

We work with you to develop a well-defined transfer plan with emphasis on communication. Using single points of contact, we begin with a pre-transfer meeting and then establish a cadence of updates. Required resources and timeline are determined next. With agreement on the types of testing and training in place, multiple lots are evaluated and a transfer report generated. Analytical transfer is not a checkbox function at Argonaut; we take the time to make it right.

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Formulation

We will prep your API to your specifications. Argonaut uses single-use technology for formulation and filling to protect your product. Following formulation the bulk drug is rendered sterile by passing it through two sterilizing filters (0.2 µM).

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Fill

Our Bausch + Ströbel VarioSys fill line with SKAN isolator technology reduces risk of particulate contamination and of human intervention. We safeguard your drug product with SKAN barrier isolation, single-use disposable fluid path, and pre-sterilized glass vials. ADVANCEDfill technology virtually eliminates product loss during start-up and end of production.

  • Dosing ranges from 0.25ml to 30+ml.
  • Run rates to 3,600 vials per hour
  • Ready-to-use pre-sterilized vials: 2R, 6R, 10R, 20R, 30R
  • Stäubli robotic lid and liner removal and denester
  • Peristaltic pumping
  • Call us for syringe and cartridge applications

Minimize API loss fill/finish line

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Finish

Argonaut offers labeling and packaging services following filling activity of your drug product.

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Quality Control

Based on your quality control specifications we can assess a number of factors including: identity, compendial methods, pH, osmolality, viscosity, conductivity, particulates, bioburden, endotoxin, and headspace. We have a full range of instruments ready to evaluate the quality of your product.

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QA / Regulatory

With MasterControl as our enterprise quality management system (eQMS), we have the infrastructure to support regulatory filings. Our team has extensive experience supporting FDA and EU drug submissions.

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Shipping & Storage

With our 31,000 sq.ft. facility including warehouse space, expandable walk-in 4°C refrigerator, -20°C freezer, -80°C freezers, back-up generator and 24/7 security, we keep your product safe. Upon release we will ship to your required destination, worldwide.

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Automated Vial Filling

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FAQs

Argonaut offers formulation, vial filling, finishing, and analytical support for the biopharmaceutical industry. Please see below for compatible vials.

Our team comes from backgrounds at leading drug product manufacturers including Aji Bio-Pharma (Althea), ThermoFisher, Allergan, and more. Our COO Chris Duffy and VP of Regulatory & Quality Stacy Sutton are well known in the industry.

Argonaut operates a custom-designed, state-of-the-art Bausch + Ströbel VarioSys line with SKAN isolator technology. Our line utilizes B+S’s ADVANCEDfill technology to maximize yield, and our isolator-based filling eliminates the need for personnel intervention.

Argonaut offers full service analytical support, please see our QC page for a more comprehensive description:

Yes, our line uses SKAN isolators.

Argonaut plans to add commercial support in the future, and our equipment and facility are commercial-ready. If you are interested in working with us to progress from clinical to commercial, please contact us to learn more.

Yes, Argonaut offers validated storage at ambient, +4C, -20C, and -80C.

At this time we do not work with high-potent drugs of any type.

Our VarioSys line has a modular design that enables addition of syringe or vial filling capabilities. Please contact us to learn more.

We use ready-to-use, pre-sterilized nested ISO vials. Currently vials from 2R through 30R are available.

At this time we do not offer drug synthesis. However, we are able to formulate using your supplied API.

While Argonaut is a leading supplier of lyophilization services for the life sciences industry, at this time we do not offer aseptic lyophilization. We plan to add these capabilities in the future, please contact us to learn more.

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