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Potent Products

Our dedicated facilities, equipment and containment technologies make this one of the most technologically advanced potent facilities in the United States.

  • Two processing rooms designed for the one–way flow of materials, personnel and equipment
  • Dedicated air handler that brings in 100% outside air with HEPA–in and HEPA–out filtering (rate of 11,000 cubic feet per minute)
  • Comprehensive health–based cleaning verification after every campaign
  • Total engineered containment of process with hard–wall isolation
  • Design concepts from ISPE Baseline Pharmaceutical Engineering Guide for New and Renovated Facilities

See the flow of materials through our innovative facility.

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Our potent processing rooms provide for one-way flow of materials, personnel and equipment. Click below image to view a detailed layout of our facility.

Total Engineered Containment of Processes.

Our dedicated facility provides total engineered containment of processes with hard–wall isolation technologies.

  • Within the processing areas, there are no open processes, eliminating the need for powered air purifying respirators
  • Equipment and change parts are dedicated exclusively to the potent suite
  • Containment is achieved at levels of approximately 30 nanograms per cubic meter of room air

The unique design of our potent facility has been the subject of a number of articles, including industry publications like Pharmaceutical Technology and Specialty Chemical

Potent Products Equipment

A unique system of containment and equipment. Our potent facility features equipment that has been integrated into a unique system of isolators that allow for rapid plug-and-play process train construction:

Hard-wall/Rigid Isolators

  • Multi-use hardwall isolators (3); Integrated design; House up to three pieces of processing equipment; Getinge/LaCalhene
  • Tablet Press Isolator; Integrated design; Howorth Inc.
  • Fluid Bed Dryer Isolator; Integrated design; Vector
  • Powder Dispensing/Sampling Isolator; Integrated Containment Systems


  • Blender, V-shell; 1qt. tp 16 qt. with intensifier bar; Globe Pharma


  • Granulator, Vertical Shaft, High Shear; 1 L – 8 L bowls; Fluid Air Pharm X
  • Roller-Compactor; TFC-Lab Micro; Vector


  • Conical Mill; Quadro Comil Model U-5
  • Impact Mill; Fitzpatrick Fitzmill L1A
  • Micronizer, Jet-type; Development Scale; Fluid Energy Jet-O-Mizer

Fluid Bed Processor/Dryer

  • Fluid-Bed Processor (Dryer/top spray granulating/bead coating); 40/60 liter bowls; Glatt GPCG-10 with 7” Wurster HS and 12” Wurster HS columns
  • Fluid Bed Processor (Dryer/Top spray granulating/bead coating) up to 2 kg capacity; Vector FLM-1

Tablet Production

  • Rotary Press; 10 Station; B-tooling; Riva Picolla; Fully Instrumented
  • Perforated Pan Film Coater; 8-15” Pan inserts; Ohara Labcoat M

Capsule Fillers

  • Very Low Dose Powder in Capsule Filler; Xcelodose Capsule Filler, 600-S
  • Manual Capsule Fillers; 100 capsules per tray; Sizes 0,1,2,3,4,5; Feton Inc.
  • Semi Automatic Capsule Filler; 100 Capsules per tray; Sizes 0,1,2,3,4; Dott Bonapace


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Custom engineered equipment.

Metrics Contract Services’ custom engineered equipment is what makes our potent suite unique. See it in action here. Watch video.