OPTIMIZA Project

CALL: AFII2017: FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT IN THE FRAMEWORK OF POLICY FOR REINDUSTRIALISATION AND ENHANCEMENT OF INDUSTRIAL COMPETITIVENESS
PROJECT TITLE: OPTIMISATION OF JUSTESA IMAGEN’S PRODUCTION PROCESSES
ABBREVIATION: OPTIMIZA

 

JUSTESA IMAGEN’s business in relation to DTA (Diatrizoic Acid) focuses, on one hand, on its manufacture, used in the production of ionic iodinated contrast medium administered to patient’s by mouth or by injection to enable high-quality visualisation of soft tissues in images taken in X-ray examinations. On the other hand, the company is intensively marketing radiological contrast media in over 30 countries through its significant international commercial network.

JUSTESA is currently a global leader, so its activity is consolidated. However, the pharmaceutical sector requires constant updating from the companies in it to ensure the delivery of high-quality products. In this regard, JUSTESA has detected a number of improvements in its DTA production line, both in identification of raw materials and production of DTA itself and in the treatment and recycling of mother liquor to enable the company to improve its overall performance.

This investment project consists of three distinct lines: improvement in the process of raw materials analysis with the acquisition of new infrared equipment, improvement of the DTA production line with the acquisition of a reactor that improves process control and safety, a complete change of final product clean room for product safety and quality and for improvement in vacuum generation in hydrogenation and recovery processes. Finally, improvement of the line for treatment for treatment of mother liquor, based on a buffer tank to make it possible to work at higher capacity and the change of HVAC systems.

This project has been financed by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness within the Financial Support Programme for Industrial Investment in the Framework of Policy for Reindustrialisation and Enhancement of Industrial Competitiveness, call 2017 (registration No.: RCI-040000-2017-264), with aid of €193,835.00 granted. This aid enabled financing of the necessary improvements in Justesa Imagen’s production processes.