, June 10, 2014
/PRNewswire/ -- Xcelience announced today the opening of a 3,000ft2
facility in Birmingham, UK
, making it the first small to mid-sized American CDMO to launch international operations. The new plant will become a gateway for the Florida
-based company's clinical packaging and distribution services in the UK, Europe
The UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has fully inspected the new facility on June 4, 2014. This facility offers storage, secondary packaging, labeling and clinical trial distribution operations. Other capabilities include qualified person (QP) release and lab services. The new building also houses a qualified 2-8 degree C walk in cold storage chamber.
"The market for pharmaceutical products is global, and our clients have been asking us to go global with them. This facility is our first step toward meeting that need," says Derek Hennecke, President and CEO. "Now our clients have a central hub which can be used to package and distribute throughout the UK and European markets."
Xcelience corporate Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) have been revised to include the new UK/EU operations. Several Xcelience clients have begun to schedule EU distribution of clinical materials for the third quarter of 2014.
No other American CDMO with revenue under $1 billion has made the move to service clients internationally, Hennecke says.
The Xcelience facility in Birmingham is the first step in the company's multi-stage plan to develop and license several international hubs in places where clients most need them, Mr. Hennecke says. Xcelience is actively working towards setting up partner depot facilities in four locations in Latin America, one in the Middle East and one in Russia.
Xcelience offers a suite of services enabling clients to partner with a single CDMO for all their clinical outsourcing needs. Services include preformulation, analytical services, formulation development, GMP manufacturing, small-scale commercial manufacturing, and clinical supplies packaging and logistics. Xcelience takes pride in delivering the highest standards in science and service with an emphasis on quality, cost and speed. For more information, visit Xcelience's new website at www.xcelience.com or call us at 1.813.286.0404.
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