Arecibo, Puerto Rico

The Arecibo facility in Puerto Rico was acquired from Merck, and offers manufacturing and packaging capabilities for oral solid dose drug product, including high containment.

The facility has been operating for over 35 years and has a track record as a compliant and reliable source of supply for multiple blockbuster products.


Secondary Manufacturing

  • Granulation - high shear / fluid bed
  • Coating - fluid bed / film coating
  • Blending - double cone ribbon
  • Encapsulation – pellet and powder
  • Compression – direct, double sided
  • Drying - tray / continuous feed

Formulation Experience

  • Immediate release
  • Controlled release


  • Blisters / Bi-fold
  • Trade bottles (high speed lines)
  • Laser printing capability
  • Automatic inspection systems

Careers at Arecibo

Team members across our locations are at the heart of Avara’s commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience and we place an emphasis on people as the foundation of our business. Explore the excellent career opportunities for qualified, motivated people across all of our locations.

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