Asahi Kasei expands Planova filter production

Asahi Kasei Medical is building a new assembly plant in Japan for its Planova filters.

Planova virus removal filters
Planova virus removal filters - (Photo: Business Wire).

The new plant, in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, will be a smart factory. Construction is scheduled to begin later this year, with completion expected in early 2024.

Asahi Kasei Medical says that the Covid-19 pandemic has increased the urgent demand for its Planova filters, which pharmaceutical companies use to develop and commercially produce new drugs.