CDMO Almac, which has been bulking up its capacity and services, has opened a new cold storage facility at its Northern Ireland headquarters campus.
The company said that it has completed a £20 million ($27.6 million), 95,000-square-foot warehouse for both clinical supplies and drug products. The facility has space for more than 3,000 pallets, including -15°C to -25°C storage capacity, additional 2°C – 8°C secondary production rooms, 3PL processing areas and a custom designed clinical labeling suite.
The company claims it is among the largest in Europe and will help meet changing regulatory requirements and a growing demand for space that can handle orphan and other specialty drugs.
"This new facility at our global headquarters expands our cold storage capacity by 300% and our frozen storage capabilities by over 50%," Almac CEO Alan Armstrong said in a statement.
Almac has been expanding and last fall acquired BioClin Laboratories, a drug testing and analytical services company that is based in Athlone, Ireland, just two hours away from Almac Group’s headquarters in Craigavon.
Almac said that BioClin’s expertise and 14,000-square-foot facility significantly increases its analytical capacity and capabilities. It has already invested $6.3 million (£5 million) to build an additional laboratory and office facility at its headquarters.