High-Potent Handling

Safe Handling of High-Potent Compounds

Cytotoxic and high-potent compounds require specialized equipment and handling to prevent harm to our people and the environment. At UPM, we have robust processes and technologies in place to safely develop and manufacture high-potent compounds to commercial scale.

High Potent

Many small molecule APIs in the pharmaceutical pipeline today have increased potency. These compounds can affect workers and the environment at very low concentration levels and therefore require special equipment and handling capabilities to ensure proper containment and prevent their release into the air.

UPM Pharmaceuticals has capabilities for processing potent compounds from development to commercial quantities. Manufacturing takes place in glove boxes with table-top equipment at bench scale and moves up to compound-dedicated suites with appropriate air flow controls and outfitted with the necessary full-scale containment equipment.

High Potent Capabilities

  • Additional facility controls such as segregated areas, dedicated air handlers. Enclosures such as Dover, hoods, and isolation boxes
  • Additional employee controls such as Powered Air-Purifying Respirators (PAPRs)