Clinical Services Continues Expansion with New Refrigerated Facility

August 17, 2006

Almac Clinical Services announces a further expansion of resources available for refrigerated clinical trial supplies. The Clinical Services facility in Durham (NC) has recently opened a new 70,000 cu ft cold storage area (2-8C).

This adds to the already established high level of global capacity available dedicated to refrigerated clinical trial supplies. The unit consists of over 1500 shelved locations for storage and distribution of trial materials.

The clinical trial market has presented a huge increase in the requirements for dedicated cold chain facilities, particularly from the emergent Biotechnology sector. Temperature sensitive products require expertise in management of the complete supply chain, from shipper design, courier interactions and data monitoring to reduce overall risk to trial supplies.

Combined with Almac’s global depot network, cold–chain specialists and experience in cold-chain management , Almac now offers unrivalled cold chain resources for their client base.

About Almac Clinical Services

Almac Clinical Services is a globally integrated company focused on clinical trial supply solutions, with sites in Craigavon (UK), Audubon (PA, USA) and Durham (NC, USA). Almac Clinical Services enables clients to meet their trial start dates by leveraging skilled and experienced personnel coupled with robust quality systems and operational flexibility. Services provided include blinding, packaging, labelling, global distribution, QP release, analytical testing, drug supply management and online randomisation.

About Almac

Almac comprises five closely integrated divisions offering a broad range of services from R&D, diagnostics, API manufacture, formulation development, through all phases of clinical trials to commercial scale drug product manufacture. Working with companies including all the world leaders in the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, the five divisions are Almac Sciences (formerly CSS), Almac Clinical Services (formerly CTS), Almac Clinical Technologies (formerly ICTI), Almac Pharma Services (formerly PDMS) and Almac Diagnostic Services. The company is headquartered in Craigavon, Northern Ireland. US operations are based in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California. In Europe, as well as Craigavon, operations are also located in London and Edinburgh.


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