With capacity of 40 000 m2/year, the new plant doubles total production capacity for Planova filters to 80 000 m2/year.

Planova virus removal filters are used to enhance safety in the production process for biotherapeutic products such as biopharmaceuticals and plasma derivatives.
 
The newly completed plant complements Asahi Kasei Medical’s plants in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan, for the spinning of hollow-fiber membrane and the assembly of Planova filters.
 
so the new plant will help to reduce location risk in Planova production. Oita is one of the Asahi Kasei Group’s main production sites for medical devices and related products,