Almac Opens Analytical Labs in New US Headquarters

10-Feb-2011 - USA
Almac’s new 240,000 sq. ft. North American Headquarters, built on 40 acres in Souderton, PA, north of Philadelphia is part of the Almac Group’s integrated services solutions strategy. The new facility delivers full-service, integrated clinical packaging, drug supply management and technology solutions to pharmaceutical and biotech clients. The facility has state of the art analytical labs, complementing existing facilities in the UK.
The lab provides support for clinical packaging operations as well as stand-alone analytical services to our customers.  The labs are equipped with the latest equipment, including HPLC, UPLC, GC, UV, IR, DSC, KF and others.  The new group will also offer Polymorph and Salt Screening and Solid Form Development.
Clinical packaging projects often require a range of analytical support, from simple ‘ID testing’ to full method development and validation.  Over-encapsulation (OE) is now a widely accepted process for ‘blinding’ during clinical trials.  The investigational product, a potential comparator and/or placebo are blinded in hard gelatin capsules, providing visually identical products, thus removing potential bias during a trial.

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