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AAIPharma Services Builds Compliance Record at Lab, Manufacturing and Packaging Operations


6/30/2011 9:11:50 AM

WILMINGTON, N.C., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AAIPharma Services Corp., a leading provider of pharmaceutical product development and manufacturing services, announced that it has passed inspection of its Durham analytical lab by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with no inspectional observations. The May 2011 audit is the fourth since 2003 during which these laboratory operations have not been issued an FDA-483 citing any inspection concerns. The FDA conducted its audit this year in the Durham lab's new location at 4620 Creekstone Drive, which AAIPharma Services moved into in 2010.

"Once again passing the FDA inspection without issue reflects the strong focus on compliance and accurate documentation that is the legacy of AAIPharma Services," said Christopher Smith, vice president of Corporate Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs. "Having this laboratory testing facility thoroughly audited is a reassurance to our global clients that their pharmaceutical products developed and tested here for clinical and commercial uses will be of the highest quality and meet regulatory standards."

Smith also noted that the successful FDA audit in Durham comes on the heels of two Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certificates issued by the United Kingdom's Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to AAIPharma Services Corp. The European Union (EU) GMP Certificates followed audits of the company's Charleston, S.C., manufacturing and lab operations for parenteral products and its Wilmington, N.C., inspection, labeling, packaging, shipping and lab operations supporting Charleston.

Chief Executive Officer Pat Walsh said, "Earning these EU GMP Certificates lets our global clients know they will have no issues shipping pharmaceuticals from these facilities into Europe, or into countries such as Canada and Australia that have mutual recognition agreements (MRAs) with the EU. It gives our clients confidence in AAIPharma Services as their preferred provider of drug product development and manufacturing, from compound to clinic around the world."

AAIPharma Services Corp.

AAIPharma Services Corp. is a leading provider of services that encompass the entire pharmaceutical drug development process from early development through commercialization. The company, which has the benefit of more than 30 years of experience, specializes in analytical chemistry, formulation development, clinical packaging, oral drug delivery and contract manufacturing. AAIPharma Services serves more than 300 large pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. It is headquartered in Wilmington, North Carolina. For more information, visit our website at www.aaipharma.com

SOURCE AAIPharma Services Corp.



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