US Labs will Extend Analytical and Solid State Support

October 13, 2009

During summer of 2010, Almac will be opening two new laboratory facilities within its new North American Headquarters in Souderton, Pennsylvania. These will extend Almac’s global reach, and complement existing facilities in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

These facilities will offer a wide range of analytical support services for both drug substance and drug product, including:

  • Method development
  • Method validation
  • Stability testing
  • Commercial & clinical batch release testing

Also on offer will be a complete solid state chemistry service utilizing state of the art analytical research and development technologies. The Solid State Chemistry team will specialize in solid form characterization, screening and selection, in addition to crystallization process development.

As regulatory and cost challenges become ever more demanding for complex new drugs, solid form science is increasingly key to drug performance, manufacturing and IP protection

Optimal and well-defined crystal form is the key basis for a robust, large scale crystallization process that will reproducibly deliver consistent material at all key stages in product development.

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For further information contact:

Denis Geffroy

VP Business Development – Almac Sciences

Tel: +44 (0)28 3833 2200

Fax: +44 (0)28 3833 2299

Denis.geffroy@almacgroup.com

About Almac Group:

Almac is a financially stable, privately owned organization with over 30 years experience, it provides integrated development solutions to over 600 customers worldwide including all the world leaders in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Their services include R&D, translational genomic services; API manufacture; formulation development; clinical trial supply and technology (IVRS/IWRS/ePRO) and commercial-scale manufacture.

The company has over 2,500 employees and is headquartered in Craigavon, Northern Ireland, where it was awarded “Business of the Year 2009”.  US operations are based in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California.  Construction of the company’s new $112m North American Headquarters in PA started in July 2008 and will be completed in 2010.

For more information about the Almac Group, please visit www.almacgroup.com or e-mail info@almacgroup.com.

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