Contract Manufacturing

Diamond Animal Health

From concept and development in R&D, through manufacturing and distribution.

  • Licensed and Registered Products

    Leading in USDA-licensed biologicals with expertise in FDA-registered pharmaceutical products.

  • 60 Years of Manufacturing Expertise

    175,000 sq. ft. manufacturing, testing and distribution facility with a 168-acre research farm.

  • USDA and FDA Registered

    Producing private label diagnostic instrument kits, biologicals and pharmaceuticals.

  • Quality Assured

    Systems are backed by product licensing, regulatory compliance, documentation, process control and validation.

  • Experienced Product and Process Development

    R&D, animal clinical trials, assay development, challenge development, and packaging development.

  • Full Suite of Logistics Capabilities

    From packaging and warehousing, to distribution of your final product.

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Private labeling diagnostic instrument kits, biologicals and pharmaceuticals.

Biological Manufacturing

USDA Regulated virus, bacterial & autogenous production, sterile filling, lyophilization, packaging and allergy.

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

FDA and DEA Regulated operations in non-sterile liquids, powder, tablet and blister packing.

Research and Development Expertise

In vitro development, clinical trials, protocol development, master cell and seed production (bacterial and viral), growth and expression optimization, scale up/process improvement.

Other Services

Quality control testing (biological, pharmaceutical), regulatory affairs consulting, distribution services.

Expansive Customer Base Profile

Large customer base profile including Heska, Bayer, Merck, Novartis and more.

Impressive Capacity

Production of 200,000L of virus, 10,000,000 vials, 25 million doses of bovine product, and more, annually.

We promise to make a difference in animal health by providing products and services that are reliable and valuable. We will always work to build relationships and earn trust by delivering the utmost in support with integrity and professionalism.

The Diamond Animal Health Team
Diamond Animal Health

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Biological Manufacturing (USDA Regulated)

Virus Production:

Modified Live, Killed and Recombinant Viral Antigen Production
   • Roller Bottle
   • Cell Factory
   • Bioreactor/Microcarriers (10L-200L)
   • 200,000 L annual capacity

Bacterial Production:

Inactivated, Attenuated Live and Recombinant Bacterial Antigen Production
   • Aerobic and Anaerobic Fermentation (10L-600L)
   • Microfluidization
   • Ultrafiltration
   • Chromatography
   • 250,000 L annual capacity

Autogenous Production:

Inactivated Bacterial and Viral Production
   • Bacterial flask/jug production up to 120 liters
   • Viral Roller bottle production up to 100 liters

Sterile Filling:

Liquid Filling
   • Line 1 up to 200 containers per minute (CPM)
        o 3cc (200 CPM) to 120cc (60 CPM) vials
        o 13mm and 20mm Plug and Lyo stopper insertion
   • Line 2 up to 40 CPM
        o 100cc (40 CPM) to 500cc (10 CPM) bottles
        o Manual stopper insertion
        o Pneumatic Capping up to 30mm Seals

Lyophilization:

   • Two (2) Hull Freeze Dryers, 220 Sq. Ft. Shelf Space Each, 350 Liter Condenser Capacity
   • Dryer Capacity (Each)
        o 3cc vials: 72,000
        o 10cc vials: 33,000
        o 30cc vials: 13,850
        o 100cc vials: 7,150

Packaging:

   • Capping Operations up to 300 CPM
        o 3cc to 120cc vials
        o 13mm and 20mm Aluminum Seals
        o Standard, Tear-Off, Flip-Off, Flip/Tear-Off
   • Labeling Operations up to 200 CPM
        o 3cc to 500cc round bottles (Wrap)
        o Box/Carton labeling
        o Foil Pouch labeling
   • Cartoning Operations up to 60 cartons per minute

Allergy:

Subcutaneous Injection or Sublingual Formulation
   • Custom Formulations using prepared allergens
   • Labeling, capping, packaging and distribution

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (FDA and DEA Regulated)

Non-Sterile Liquids Operations:

   • Formulation up to 1,500 liters
   • Filling: 30cc (100 CPM) to 1,000cc (10 CPM) Bottles
   • Stopper Insertion
   • Capping (Aluminum seals)
   • Screw Capping
   • Induction Sealing
   • Labeling (Wrap and 2 sided)
   • Cartoning Operations up to 60 cartons per minute
   • Licensed by DEA to Manufacture Products Containing Schedule II(N) and III(N) Controlled Substances

Powder Operations:

   • Bulk Powder Blending
        o V-Blenders up to 400 kg capacity (0.5 ft3, 3 ft3, 30 ft3)
        o Horizontal Ribbon Blenders up to 400 kg capacity (1 ft3, 10 ft3, 24 ft3)
   • Bulk Powder Drying
        o Explosion proof oven up to 400 kg Capacity
        o Granulation
   • Bulk Powder Filling
        o Bottle or Foil Sachet up to 20 CPM

Tablet Operations:

   • Tablet Compression up to 1300 tablets per minute (16, 20 and 66 Station presses)
   • Dedusting
   • Metal Detection
   • Tablet Filling
   • Screw Capping
   • Induction Sealing

Blister Packing Operations:

   • Up to 150 blisters per minute
   • Insert placement
   • Cartoning

Research and Development

  • In Vitro Development
  • Molecular constructs for protein expression and gene deletion
  • Potency assay development
  • Clinical Trial Work
  • Protocol Development
  • Master Cell and Master Seed production (bacterial and viral)
  • Growth and expression optimization
  • Scale up/process improvement from lab scale to production scale

Other Services

Biological Quality Control Testing

  • Assay Development and Validation including both in vivo and in vitro methods
  • Classical Virology including Virus Titrations and Serum Neutralization assays
  • Master Cell Stock and Master Seed Virus Qualification in accordance with 9CFR requirements
  • Purity and Sterility testing according to 9CRF requirement
  • In Vitro and In Vivo testing facility for safety and potency development
  • Microbiological Identification

Pharmaceutical Quality Control Testing

  • Method Development and Validation Services Available
  • Dissolution Testing Capability
  • Other Tablet Testing Capabilities (Hardness, Friability, etc.)
  • Residual Solvents by GC/HS
  • Licensed to work with schedule II(N) and III(N) Controlled Substances

Regulatory Affairs Consulting (Pre-Development through Product Maintenance)

  • A USDA Licensed Establishment
  • Support product development for licensed products (including autogenous products) and conditionally licensed products.
    • Clinical and laboratory licensing study design and participation (conduct, monitoring, etc.)
    • Protocol and Final Report generation and/or review
  • Document creation, control, and management for autogenous license requirements
  • Management of interstate movement of all organisms and/or other animal origin materials via permits
  • International licensing and permitting of veterinary biologics
  • Support registration of veterinary pharmaceuticals in both the US and internationally
  • Controlled document creation and management
  • Standard Operating Procedure creation
  • Facility documents creation
  • For USDA Licensed Products:
    • Outlines of Production
    • Special Outlines
  • Materials of animal origin database
  • Labeling and Packaging development and change control for both USDA and FDA regulated products
  • Adverse Event Reporting for veterinary biologics through the USDA and veterinary pharmaceuticals through the FDA
  • Two staff veterinarians
    • Animal Welfare assurance – licensed and inspected by the USDA Animal Welfare division
    • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) members

Distribution Services

(*Contract testing services comply with USDA, FDA, DEA, USP, etc.)

 

 

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