Pharmaceutical Processing has announced the winners in its annual Facility Excellence Awards program. In its first year, the award program received numerous entries and three were chosen as exceptional facilities.
The award program was established to showcase the best pharmaceutical processing plants in North America. As corporate and contract manufacturing facilities continue to grow and expand their capabilities, the market needed a platform for recognizing those who are pushing breakthrough technologies, implementing successful approaches and investing in innovative production systems.
Pharmaceutical manufacturers were asked to describe their facility and provide detailed information on:
- Their facility, what it produces, its history, production capabilities, etc.
- What new technology or recent equipment purchases have enabled their facility to grow and improve.
- What new procedural approaches or industry trends have positively impacted their facility the most.
- What they feel the future holds for the pharma/biopharmaceutical industry and why they are well prepared to respond to these changes.
- The plant’s approach to several key topics, including sustainability, safety, quality assurance, expansion and training.
Here's the list of 2014 Facility Excellence Award Winners:
Category: Process Innovation
Facility: Bryan, TX
The Caliber Biotherapeutics manufacturing facility in Bryan, Texas offers an interesting look at the development and integration of Plant Made Pharmaceuticals. The Caliber facility provides 128,000 square feet for growing up to 2.2 million Nicotiana benthamiana plants, and came into being as the result of a Technology Investment Agreement between the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Caliber’s parent company, G-Con.
Custom Processing Services, Inc.
Category: Excellence in Manufacturing
Facility: Plant 3, Reading, PA
Custom Processing Services has a strong track record of contract manufacturing in the pharmaceuticals marketplace. And on November 11, 2011 that legacy was strengthened with the opening of a 42,000 square foot facility dedicated to GMP processing, with two unique GMP processing stations.
Norwich Pharma Services
Category: Investment Innovation
Facility: Norwich, NY
The Norwich Pharma Services manufacturing facility in Norwich, New York is as varied in its capabilities as it is its equipment investment strategy. The facility, which has been in operation since 1976, provides 375,000 square feet of operational space in producing approximately four billion solid oral dose units per year. With GMP-compliant equipment and production capabilities throughout, the facility can handle clinical, commercial and contract manufacturing within the same walls.
Read the full article on the 2014 Facility Excellence Award winners here.