Almac builds on U.S. expansion with $10M pharmaceutical packaging plant

Continuing its U.S. expansion spree, pharmaceutical services company Almac is investing $10 million in a 100,000 square foot packaging plant in Audubon, PA.

The plant, which is expected to open in the fall, will offer primary and secondary packaging for tablets and capsules into bottles, blisters, wallets and hospital unit dose formats along with secondary labeling and packaging of biopharmaceuticals in vials and ampoules.

The company says it will now have package design teams in the U.S. and that the facility will have warehousing in ambient, refrigerated and controlled environments.

The Almac Group is based in Craigavon, Northern Ireland, but already has U.S. operations in North Carolina and California, as well as Pennsylvania. It services include R&D, biomarker discovery and development, API manufacture, formulation development and clinical trial supply, as well as packaging.

In May, it opened a new North American headquarters in Souderton, PA. That included a 240,000 square foot, $120 million facility where it consolidated its clinical technologies and clinical services from Audubon and Yardley, PA.

- here's the Almac release