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BOC to build plant for PowderJect:

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

UK gases company BOC is to build and operate the first commercial-scale plant to manufacture the helium microcylinder that powers PowderJect's needleless powder injection system. The plant, which will be capable of providing up to 50 million units per year, is expected to start production in early 2002. BOC has worked closely with Oxford-based PowderJect on the development and pilot manufacturing of the microcylinder since 1996. Under a new long-term agreement it will become the exclusive supplier for the injection device. PowderJect says that as its business grows BOC will also be responsible for adding further production capacity around the world.

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