Almac Group Announces Successful MHRA Inspection at Charnwood Facilities

Craigavon, N.I., UK, 23 October 2017 – Almac Group, the Craigavon based global contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing organisation, is pleased to announce the successful inspection by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) of its new Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing facilities at Charnwood Campus, Loughborough.

In November 2015, to meet ongoing client demand, Almac Group announced the expansion of its pharmaceutical development & manufacturing services with the acquisition of a significant proportion of the 70-acre Charnwood Campus in Loughborough, England – a world-class science, technology and enterprise park. Since that announcement, the facilities have undergone significant investment both in building enhancements and the installation and validation of new processing and analytical technology.

This successful MHRA inspection provides Almac Pharma Services with the necessary licenses to develop, manufacture and pack non-potent and potent, solid oral drug products for clinical trials and commercial supply at the Charnwood site, with the new facility complementing the existing development & GMP services offered from the company’s Craigavon NI Headquarters.

Trevor Clarke, Global Head of Quality Systems commented, “We are extremely pleased with the successful roll-out of our Global Quality Management System to the new Charnwood site.This positive endorsement by the MHRA provides our clients with increased capacity governed by the same pharmaceutical quality system which they are already familiar with at our existing sites in Craigavon, Northern Ireland and Audubon, Pennsylvania.”

Graeme McBurney, Managing Director, Almac Pharma Services commented: “This is a great achievement and positive reflection of both the investment Almac has made in the site and of our staff operating the facilities. We are looking forward to beginning work for our clients at these world-class facilities and already have committed projects which will commence in the coming months.”


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