The Cristália Laboratory has four pharmaceutical units, three located at Itapira Industrial Park and one in São Paulo.
While Itapira's industrial pharmaceutical plants, which make up Unit I (Pharmaceutical I, Pharmaceutical II and Oncology Pharmaceutical), are responsible for the production of solids, oral liquids, semisolids, eye drops and injectables, the industrial plant in São Paulo is accountable for manufacturing fluids and lyophilized products designed to hospital use.
Pharmaceutical plants I and II are housed at Itapira Industrial Park with a total building area of 51,000 m2. The first plant was opened in 1972, on a 16,000 m2 area, and the second one in 2010, with a building area of 35,000 m².
The pharmaceutical unit II, opened in 2010, has been designed to increase company's production by four fold, in order to meet market demands. With state-of-the-art equipment in place, over 100 million dollars have been invested in the plant in terms of structure and equipment assuring that raw materials and products are transferred with the utmost safety to finished products, colleagues, and the environment.
The Oncology plant (former Cytostatics) was opened in 2013 to focus the manufacturing of drugs against cancer. The Pharmaceutical plant, located at the neighborhood of Butantã, is built on a building area of 8 thousand m², and the products manufactured there are supplied to almost all Brazilian hospitals, including anesthetics, a segment in which Cristália is a leader in Brazil s core business in the country
Cristália's Pharmaceutical plant has been the first in the country to provide primary traceability for hospital-related products. The whole portfolio of injectables (both fluids and lyophilized products), solids (tablets, lozenges, and capsules), and semi-solids (creams and ointments) designed for hospital use bear an individual DataMatrix code.
Hospital pharmacies can more easily and safely check the active substances, product expiration dates, and manufacturing batches by using an optical scanner.
Learn more about Cristália's traceability project using Datamatrix code at: Datamatrix coding.