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Roquette Opens French Dextrose Unit

by Alex Scott
June 11, 2012 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 90, ISSUE 24

Roquette, one of the world’s largest starch processing firms, has commissioned a plant in Lestrem, France, that will convert corn into its Lycadex PF brand of pyrogen-free dextrose monohydrate. Lycadex PF is used in large-volume therapeutic treatments, including dialysis, and as a vehicle for injectable drugs. The plant, which complies with current Good Manufacturing Practices, cost tens of millions of dollars. It replaces a 40-year-old facility, also in Lestrem, and increases the company’s global production capacity by more than 30%.

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