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In October 2018, Experic announced plans to develop a new manufacturing and packaging facility in New Jersey, US.
The facility will enable Experic to support small and mid-size customers in conducting several critical phases of drug development, including research, first-in-human early-stage clinical testing and commercialisation.
The current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) manufacturing facility will serve as the company’s pharmaceutical headquarters and feature the latest processing technologies and IT infrastructure.
Location details of Experic’s new facility
Experic is leasing a Class A research and office facility at the Cedar Brook Corporate Centre (CBCC) located in 2 Clarke Drive in Cranbury, New Jersey. It features manufacturing space and loading facilities.
Detail of Experic’s new manufacturing and packaging facility
To be built across 45,500ft², the new cGMP facility will incorporate the technology and expertise needed for the development and manufacturing of powder and solid oral dosage drugs.
It will also develop traditional dosage forms such as low-dose powder filling below 50mg, including 2.5mg capsule fills and powder for inhalation.
In addition, the site will feature innovative packaging and labelling capabilities and offer supply chain management services to clients.
Experic plans to expand to the facility to more than 250,000ft² in the future.
Services and technology details
The new manufacturing and packaging facility will feature facilities for the processing, storage and logistics of controlled room temperature (CRT) materials, which need to be refrigerated at 2-8°C or frozen at temperatures up to -80°C. It will also be capable of storing and processing Schedule II-V drug enforcement administration (DEA) controlled substances.
The company will utilise advanced IT platform for in-house clinical-supplies labelling and new packaging equipment with built-in serialisation technologies for clinical packaging.
The facility will incorporate paperless methods in quality management, inventory, and warehousing management by transferring the data automatically from the equipment to their batch records system.
Jacobswyper Architects provided architecture, planning and designing services for the new manufacturing and packaging facility, while Precis Engineering acted as an advisor for engineering services.
Harro-Höfliger will supply small-volume and complex powder filling equipment, while packaging equipment will be supplied by Uhlmann.
Cushman & Wakefield helped Experic obtain a lease for the site.
Marketing commentary on Experic
Experic is a speciality contract manufacturing organisation and a contract packaging services provider offering clinical trial planning, clinical supply management and study completion, as well as commercialisation services.
The company plans to offer manufacturing, packaging, label management, global supply chain and speciality commercial services in the future.
The new facility will help Experic establish its position in the fast-growing outsourced pharmaceutical industry through the implementation of new technologies and equipment.
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