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Almac Invests to Accelerate Formulation Development Services


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In Jan 2013, Almac completed the doubling of their pharmaceutical development service capabilities with the opening of a new dedicated non-GMP facility together with 2 analytical laboratories at their UK headquarters.

The new non-GMP formulation development facility offers clients greater flexibility and speed in formulation and process development, creating an environment where development work can be progressed quickly and then easily transferred to the existing GMP development facility located on the same Almac UK campus.

Although the new facility is dedicated to non-GMP work, it mirrors all the technical capabilities of Almac’s existing GMP pharmaceutical development facility, including high levels of control over environmental conditions as well as extending current capabilities in processing potent compounds with low OELs.

In parallel to the new non-GMP facility, Almac has doubled its analytical capacity with new analytical laboratories for processing the large sample sets which result from non-GMP process development work for clients who seek to better understand their processes in line with the principles of QbD.

Additionally, in response to increased client demand for preclinical and early phase clinical GMP supply, Almac have further enhanced their pharmaceutical development offering with an investment in additional Xcelodose® technology.

Similar to our existing technology this additional Xcelodose® unit comes complete with an Xcelohood® providing the capability to dose potent API directly into capsules.

“Almac is continually assessing and investing in solutions to accelerate the manufacturing of our client’s clinical supplies, while ensuring quality at all times. The investments this year in the new non-GMP facility and Xcelodose equipment strengthens Almac’s position as an integrated service provider in the pharmaceutical development sector.” said John McQuaid, VP Technical Operations.

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