MedPharm moves into $4M expansion of its North Carolina facility
December 5, 2019
MedPharm, the leader in topical and transdermal drug delivery, has moved into its newly expanded facility in Durham, North Carolina.
The $4M expansion has tripled the facility’s footprint to approximately 25,000 sq. ft, significantly expanding capacity and supporting MedPharm’s continued commitment to the topical and transdermal market.
Investment in the site was made following increased demand for MedPharm’s topical and transdermal services. The expansion covers pre-formulation and formulation development, in vitro release, in vitro penetration/permeation, tissue culture, analytical/bioanalysis, custom device development, and tissue engineering. In addition, the new space will include dedicated innovation, microbiology and histology laboratories.
“We are excited to be able to offer an expanded and unmatched level of services from our facility in the North Carolina Research Triangle Park area”, commented Eugene Ciolfi MedPharm’s President and CEO. “The expanded space has a streamlined workflow that segregates phases of work and makes the transition through each project more efficient with complimentary equipment positioned where it’s most needed”.
The new laboratory expands capacity for MedPharm’s proprietary models which de-risk its customers’ development programs as it accommodates automated and high throughput analytical instrumentation to improve turnaround times and elevate the consistent quality of data for clients.
The facility’s unique, dedicated innovation Lab will allow MedPharm to continue its pioneering approach to the development of custom performance testing models to meet unmet customer needs in the topical and transdermal markets. This investment also means that MedPharm can react quickly to solving project-specific problems for its customers and stay at the forefront of the latest scientific breakthroughs and technology.
The expansion will also create over 100 new highly skilled scientific and strategic positions in Research Triangle Park in North Carolina.
MedPharm is the world’s leading contract provider of topical and transdermal product design and formulation development services. MedPharm is experts at reducing risk and accelerating development times for generic and proprietary pharmaceutical customers through their unique, cost-effective and industry-leading performance testing models. Well established as the global leaders in dermatology, nail, mucosal membrane, and transdermal product development, MedPharm can also offer innovative solutions for ophthalmic and airway preparations recognised for their scientific rigour by regulators and investors. MedPharm has fully established Centers of Excellence in the USA and the UK.