At the forefront of sterile delivery solutions for over 50 years
The Woodstock Sterile Solutions business you see today was founded in Elk Grove Village, IL in 1968 as Automatic Liquid Packaging (ALP). The original mission of ALP was to market and sell a promising new liquid packaging technology pioneered in Europe in the 1930s – blow-fill-seal (BFS). ALP quickly learned that in order to prove the viability of blow-fill-seal, it needed to demonstrate the technology in action. The creativity and ingenuity that the company showed in applying BFS technology to delivery system requirements was the starting point of a thriving contract manufacturing business that grew rapidly for decades.
Today’s Woodstock, IL facility was built in 1980, with the first production of BFS products starting in 1982. Along the way, a number of firsts came out of Woodstock, including:
- First commercial production of complex sterile biologic using BFS
- First commercial US launch of a multidose ophthalmic BFS container using insertion technologies
- First inhaled antibiotic available in the US
Starting in 1999, the Woodstock facility became a focal point for a series of world-leading businesses that supported the pharmaceutical industry with innovative, best-in-class sterile delivery and packaging solutions. Operating under the Cardinal Health and Catalent banners, the Woodstock facility grew in size, capability and expertise, becoming a preferred supplier of sterile BFS solutions globally.
In 2021, SK Capital Partners established Woodstock Sterile Solutions as a standalone business – maintaining the company’s leadership position in the advanced aseptic manufacturing and setting the stage for new advances in sterile delivery solutions in the future.
The Journey to Sterile Solutions Excellence
1968Automatic Liquid Packaging
Founded as Automatic Liquid Packaging (ALP)
Woodstock, IL manufacturing site established
First production runs of blow-fill-seal delivery systems
1996First complex sterile biologic
First production of complex sterile biologic using BFS
ALP purchased by Cardinal Health
Cardinal Health purchased by Blackstone
Catalent Pharma Solutions created
Initiated development capabilities via lab buildout and expanded formulation expertise
2021SK Capital & Woodstock Sterile Solutions
SK Capital purchases Woodstock facility; Woodstock Sterile Solutions is born