Cambrex Reports Expansions at its High Point, NC Facility

On May 15, 2018, Cambrex reported that it had completed a pilot plant expansion at its High Point, NC facility with the installation and commissioning of a fourth reactor suite. The new 400-sq.-ft. suite includes two 2000 L glass-lined reactors and a Hastelloy C22 filter dryer, allowing the manufacture of batch sizes ranging from 10–100kg under cGMP conditions for clinical-phase projects. The installation increased the site’s reactor capacity by approximately 30%, according to a company press release.

The company noted that it also upgraded its analytical chromatography data systems for quality control and analytical R&D to Empower 3 software (Waters).

In April 2018, the company announced it completed installation of multiple continuous flow reactor platforms at the High Point facility; the platforms will focus on the rapid development of processes to supply clinical and commercial demand for chemical syntheses.

The company also completed the construction and validation of a $3.2-million, 11,000-sq.-ft. analytical laboratory at the High Point facility to meet customer demand for analytical development and validation services in support of clinical stage cGMP products. More than 20 analytical instruments, including high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), mass spectrometers, and support equipment were added, and 12 analytical scientists will be hired, the company reports.

The company also reported on May 15 progress in construction for a $24-million facility at the company’s Charles City, IA plant, for the manufacture of highly potent APIs. A 4500-sq.-ft. production area, which will have a reactor capacity of 2200 gallons and will manufacture batches from 50­–300kg, will operate to an occupational exposure limit down to 0.1µg/m³.

The existing small-scale manufacturing area will be reconfigured, providing a single high-containment building to support early stage development and manufacturing. The facility is expected to be operational in the first half of 2019, the company reports.

Source: Cambrex Corporation

 

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Irish engineering group wins major contract in Sweden

Irish engineering and construction management firm DPS has won a major contract from the global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.

DPS, which employs over 1,300 people, is to provide engineering, procurement, construction management and validation (EPCMV) services for small and medium sized projects on AstraZeneca’s pharmaceutical site in Södertälje, Sweden.

The contract win means that DPS will now establish a new office in Sweden to service AstraZeneca initially, as well as other clients in the Nordic region at a later stage.

The value of the contract has not been disclosed, but it is expected that over 100 DPS engineering personnel potentially will be working on AstraZeneca projects, depending on capital expenditure levels.

Frank Keogh said: “DPS is delighted to have won this contract and we are confident the combination of a substantial local office and local partners in Sweden, as well as our large pharma centre of excellence offices in Dublin and Cork will ensure a quality and cost effective delivery model for AstraZeneca. As with all our clients we will work with AstraZeneca in a true partnership, building a long term relationship”.

DPS operates in Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Israel, Singapore and the United States.

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2 Day Course: FDA Trends for Computer System Validation (CSV) Compliance and Enforcement (Boston, MA – June 25-26, 2018) – ResearchAndMarkets.com | Technology

This seminar will focus on the key areas that are most important, including security and data integrity. Implementing and following the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology is the best approach for Computer System Validation and maintaining data integrity. The life cycle approach takes all aspects of validation into account throughout the life of the system and the data that it houses. The data is a key asset for any FDA-regulated company and must be protected through its entire retention period.

This session will provide some insight into current trends in compliance and enforcement. Some are based on technology changes, and these will continue to have an impact as new innovations come into use in the industry.

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DPS Group Wins Contract in Sweden from AstraZeneca

As a result of winning this contract, DPS Group is now establishing an office in Sweden, which will be used initially to service AstraZeneca exclusively but later to service other clients in Sweden.  

DPS Group CEO Frank Keogh said: “DPS are delighted to have won this contract and we are confident the combination of a substantial local office and local partners in Sweden, as well as our large pharma centre of excellence offices in Dublin and Cork will ensure a quality and cost effective delivery model for AstraZeneca. As with all our clients we will work with AstraZeneca in a true partnership, building a long term relationship.”

The value of the contract has not been disclosed but it is expected that over 100 DPS engineering personnel potentially will be working on AstraZeneca projects depending on capital expenditure levels.

About DPS Group
DPS Group is a global engineering, consulting and project management company, serving high-tech industries around the world. DPS delivers services for clients across the complete engineering and construction value chain including feasibility studies, concepts, consulting, architecture, engineering, professional outsourcing, procurement, construction management, commissioning, qualification and validation; as well as contingent staffing solutions.

DPS applies its extensive Process Engineering expertise built over 40+years, as well as significant Lean Construction experience to assist our clients in high-end process sectors such as pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices and semiconductors. DPS deliver their manufacturing facilities speedily, safely and cost effectively. What sets us apart are the partnerships we build with our clients through a fundamental understanding of their businesses and our own agility, flexibility, original thinking and our high-calibre people.

We have grown substantially in recent years and now employ over 1,300 people in our offices and on client sites in Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Israel, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, visit https://ift.tt/2dvSn1u.

Contact: Annette O’Hara, Group Marketing Manager  
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AstraZeneca (AZN) Partnered with DPS Group in Sweden for Construction Contract

The UK researched-based biopharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) partnered with DPS Group, the global and European based engineering, consulting and project management company, in a construction contract.

The contract is specific for AstraZeneca’s pharmaceutical site in Swedan.

The terms and condition of contract was not disclosed by both companies even the value, however, DPs Group said that it will provide Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management and Validation (EPCMV) services for all small and medium projects of AstraZeneca’s site in Swedan.

DPS Group serving to their clients with lean construction experience in pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices and semiconductors from over 40 years in US and Europe. With over 1,300 employees, the construction firm presently serving their customers in Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Israel, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

After winning the construction contract from AstraZeneca’s, DPS Group said that it is now building its office in Swedan completely for AstraZeneca which will provide services to AstraZeneca on starting and later on for other clients.

“DPS are delighted to have won this contract and we are confident the combination of a substantial local office and local partners in Sweden, as well as our large pharma center of excellence offices in Dublin and Cork will ensure a quality and cost-effective delivery model for AstraZeneca. As with all our clients we will work with AstraZeneca in a true partnership, building a long-term relationship.” CEO of DPS Group, Frank Keogh, commented on the winning contract from AsrtaZeneca (AZN).

However, in other news for AstraZeneca, the biotech firm said that it will published its financial results for the first quarter of 2018 on Friday, May 18, 2018 on its website at 07:00 UK time.

A webcast for the financial results also will take place at 12:00 UK time on Friday, May 18, 2018.

With the $90.69 market value, AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN)’s shares up 0.05% or $0.02 cents to close the Monday trading session at $36.42. The biotech company posted EPS of $1.18 for the trailing twelve months.

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