Leading the Way in Life Science Technologies

GEN Exclusives

More »

GEN News Highlights

More »
Oct 20, 2011

Almac to Spend £4.5M on First Phase of Expansion

  • Contract research and development firm Almac is to invest £4.5 million into the first phase of expanding pharmaceutical development capabilities at its headquarters in Craiavon, Northern Ireland. The expansion will provide a new non-GMP formulation facility for the development and scale-up of solid oral dose drug products using a range of technologies.

    The new facility will operate at the laboratory scale, and complement Almac’s existing GMP development facilities, which are focused on pilot scale and registration. Phase two of the expansion project will involve the construction of two additional QC laboratories to support GMP analytical capabilities. Phase one of the expansion is due for completion in mid-2012, with Phase two expansion and configuration of dedicated analytical labs completing toward the end of 2012.

    “The new facilities will effectively double our current pharamaceutical development capacity allowing us to meet the growing demand for our services, both from new and existing clients,” comments John McQuaid, vp of technical operations. 

Related content

Be sure to take the GEN Poll

Cancer vs. Zika: What Worries You Most?

While Zika continues to garner a lot of news coverage, a Mayo Clinic survey reveals that Americans believe the country’s most significant healthcare challenge is cancer. Compared to other diseases, does the possibility of developing cancer worry you the most?

More »