Pharma & healthcare

Advancing pharmaceutical processing, transforming the future, saving lives

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A well-established expert in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, biopharmaceutical and biotechnology processing and manufacturing industries with more than 100 years of experience, GEA has developed a deep and thorough understanding of the challenges you face, the hurdles you need to overcome and the goals you want to achieve.

And, with the knowledge derived from thousands of successful installations, all over the world, we are the trusted partner of choice for customers, both large and small, for a wide variety of products, including oral solid dosage forms, semi-solids, parenterals and sterile liquids.

No matter where you are, whatever the scale of your operation or indication, we have the capability to make your concept a reality, optimize your process, improve your production efficiency and deliver the ongoing support to make your business a success.

Robust, Flexible and Cost-Effective Manufacturing Solutions

GEA is your single-source supplier of process equipment for batch and continuous tablet production, contained materials handling, fermentation, separation and lyophilization. And, from blood processing, mAbs and MUPS to effervescent OSDs and vaccines, we offer the largest variety of process technologies and boast an unrivalled history of identifying the most appropriate solution for your specific application.

Our activities include partnering with customers to develop new products and enhance clinical effectiveness, the supply of R&D-scale and standalone production equipment, and the installation of completely integrated process lines.

Making Science Work

Relationships matter, and we believe that by giving you access to the scientists and engineers who actually created our equipment and developed our technologies, you can invest with confidence, safe in the knowledge that GEA plant is designed to achieve its maximum potential and has been optimized for manufacturing excellence.

By delivering everything from technical know-how and process evaluation support to product development, expert-designed equipment, project management and the service you need to bring your plans to fruition, we supply the added value and the deep-rooted knowledge that counts.

Whether it’s a single piece of equipment or a long-term strategic collaboration, our focus is on price-performance leadership, safety and quality. How do we do this? By making science work.

Products & technologies

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Improving products, Optimizing processes at GEA’s Pharma Technology Test Centers

Committed to advancing our customers’ research and development activities, GEA’s pharmaceutical technology test centers in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the UK, the USA, Singapore, China and South Korea provide global technical support and know-how to the pharmaceutical industry.

Pharma test center

These centers of excellence give you access to a full range of test facilities and teams of experts, all of whom work closely with our customers to optimize processes and evaluate their products, enabling them to achieve their process and production goals in a cost-effective way.

From new product and feasibility trials to scale-up studies, training programs and process support, we believe that our services greatly benefit anyone involved in industrial R&D, equipment selection, process optimization and product development.

From individual process steps to combined operations and from testing specialized technologies to entire manufacturing lines, we can help you to connect the dots and improve your entire production output.

Offering solid dosage applications in Wommelgem, Belgium, the largest and most advanced spray drying facility in the world in Copenhagen, Denmark, and separation technologies in Oelde, Germany, we can help you to build quality into your processes, adjust key parameters to drive your critical quality attributes to the required target levels and bring new products to market in a quick and efficient way.

Find out more about our test facilities for solid dosage forms here.

Customer case

Getting Medicines to Patients Faster with POD-Based Mini-Factories

A partnership of pharmaceutical manufacturers and suppliers, including Pfizer, GEA and G-CON Manufacturing, welcomes GSK to a consortium dedicated to the development of a continuous technology solution for on-demand tablet production.

Customer case

Probiotics for Whole Body Wellness

Producing MFCs needs gentle handling in hygienic and cool conditions. It’s also crucial to avoid cross-contamination between different batches. GEA helps customers to meet these requirements through state-of-the-art separation, fermentation, heat exchange, cooling, drying and refrigeration technology.

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