FACILITY OF THE YEAR 2014.
ISPE announces Facility Integration winner Penn Pharmaceutical, designed and built by Scitech.
This world class high containment facility for the manufacture of potent, oral solid dosage medicinal products with OELs down to 0.01 µg/m3 was designed by the Scitech professional services team of architects and engineers; and constructed by Scitech‘s in-house specialist construction team. This challenge was carried out from feasibility to operational in less than 18 months.
The concept of the facility is for it to be self-sufficient with all necessary utilities to allow manufacture of formulations utilising wet granulation and fluid bed drying technology with the final product being either tablets or capsules. With safety being a primary concern, the facility was designed to provide high levels of product containment, whilst also meeting the requirements of cGMP for product integrity.
“We needed a company to partner with us at all stages, from initial feasibility, through detailed facility design on the build programme and to the final commissioning. We have been impressed by the technical calibre of the Scitech team and their overall professional approach to keeping our project on time, specification and budget. A true partnership with the full Scitech team.”
Mark Dean-Netscher, Chief Operating Officer, Penn Pharma