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Pharmatek Expands Packaging Services


10/11/2013 9:06:28 AM

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SAN DIEGO, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmatek, a contract development and manufacturing organization supporting the pharmaceutical industry, announced the installation and qualification of an automated bottling line at its cGMP facility in San Diego, CA. The addition of the line is part of the Company's ongoing investment to support the increasing customer demand for larger scale productions. The line will be fully operational in November 2013.

The bottling line provides maximum flexibility and is beneficial for both small and large volume clinical packaging projects. Manufactured by CVC Technologies, the line includes a Cremer electronic channel counter, capper, induction sealer, re-torquer and high speed wrap labeler. The system is integrated with a CVC electronic conveyor system and redundant quality inspection stations. Automatic bottling improves the efficiency and accuracy of clinical packaging, resulting in a reduction in overall costs and time-to-clinic. Additionally, the new bottling line significantly increases Pharmatek's overall capacity, allowing higher throughput and larger GMP manufacturing runs.

"Our investment in automated clinical packaging illustrates our commitment to our customers' need for strategies that streamline supply chain management and speed supplies to the clinic," said Pharmatek president Tim Scott. "This is an important enhancement to our offering, enabling us to continue to support our customers throughout their development program and into larger scale operations."

Pharmatek offers primary packaging of tablets and capsules in HDPE bottles. The Company supports secondary packaging, cold chain management, including storage and distribution, and stability testing. Complex labeling requirements, such as foreign language labels, blinding and booklet- labeling, are also accommodated.

About Pharmatek
Pharmatek is a dosage form development and GMP manufacturing company providing full-service pharmaceutical chemistry product development and manufacturing for the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmatek focuses on bringing client compounds from discovery to the clinic with services that include compound selection, analytical development, preformulation testing, formulation development, GMP manufacturing, stability storage and testing, and cytotoxic and high-potency drug development.

Statements contained in this media release which are not historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ from those projected including sales forecasts and strategic expansion. The trademarks Pharmatek, Pharmatek Laboratories, Inc., Hot Rod Chemistry, Pharmatek Formulation Screening, Pharmatek University and PTEK U are all property of Pharmatek Laboratories, Inc. Additional information about Pharmatek Laboratories may be obtained at the Web site http://www.pharmatek.com or by calling 858-805-6383.

Company Contact:
Elizabeth Hickman, Associate Director, Marketing
Pharmatek Laboratories, Inc.
(619) 772-9555
ehickman@pharmatek.com

SOURCE Pharmatek



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