Almac has Successful MHRA Inspection at its Clinical Services UK Site

Oct 18, 2010, 02:00 ET from Almac Group

CRAIGAVON, Northern Ireland, October 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Almac is once again pleased to announce the successful completion of an inspection of its Clinical Services UK facility located in Craigavon by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

The routine inspection, which took place over four days, from September 13th - September 16th, was conducted by a MHRA inspector who concluded that the site continues to be compliant with EU Good Manufacturing Practices, with no critical or major failures observed.

Commenting on the inspection, Paul O'Connor (Vice President, Quality), said:

"We are extremely pleased with the outcome of our inspection. These successful results are a positive reflection of all the investment Almac has made over the past few years in our facilities and recruitment of the best employees, ensuring that we are a market leader and continue to deliver a high quality service. Quality is at the core of our ethos - we have three MHRA approved facilities globally, including our additional FDA assessed US facilities in Audubon, Pennsylvania and Durham, North Carolina. The very high standards of quality compliance will continue with our new $120 million North American Headquarters in Souderton - scheduled to open during the autumn."

Notes to Editors

About Almac:

The Almac Group comprises five closely integrated divisions offering a broad range of services from R&D, biomarker discovery and development, API manufacture, formulation development, clinical trial supply and IXRS technology (IVRS/IWRS), to commercial-scale manufacture. Almac provides services to more than 600 companies, including all the world leaders in the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors.

The company employs over 2,800 individuals and is headquartered in Craigavon, Northern Ireland. US operations are based in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California. Almac has officially gained full possession of its new $120m North American Headquarters, which started in July 2008, and employees will relocate during the fall.

    For more information on Almac, please visit http://www.almacgroup.com

    Contact:

    Aileen Murphy
    aileen.murphy@almacgroup.com
    Tel: +44(0)28-3836-2436

SOURCE Almac Group