In August 2022, SGS’s Quay Pharma–a global Center of Excellence for Formulation and Clinical Manufacturing–will open its new Hudson, NH site, located 40 miles outside of Boston.
The 55,000-sq-ft pharmaceutical development and clinical manufacturing facility is almost ready for business, with 90% of the cleanrooms having already been built.
The new facility will consist of analytical and formulation labs, as well as GMP manufacturing space. Staff will support the development of drug products, providing much-needed assistance to help organizations successfully bring products for oral and topical delivery to market. Staff will also leverage its expertise to progress projects involving small molecules and the oral and topical delivery of biologicals (including live biotherapeutics and other microbiome-based therapies). Over the next three years, the site will create more than 100 jobs.
Formulation Development and Specialist Clinical Manufacturing
Since opening its doors in 2002, SGS’s Quay Pharma has a reputation for excellence in formulation development and specialist clinical manufacturing. It has successfully completed more than 300 successful projects for a global client base out of its existing UK-based MHRA- and FDA-inspected facility. Having acquired Quay Pharma in late 2021, the company is extending its global reach and capacity moving forward.
“This is an extremely exciting and at the same time a natural move for the company, as we have been working with a great many US clients for several years and have built up a strong and growing customer base in the country,” said Maireadh Pedersen , SGS’s Quay Pharma’s commercial operations director.
“Customers will benefit from our ability to support them from either location. Our understanding of the regulatory difference between the EU and the US will enable us to build the groundwork for the relevant quality requirements at an early stage. This allows our customers to efficiencies transition through the clinical phases as they expand their clinical trial sites around the world.
“The Greater Boston facility will be one of the first facilities established in the US for the development and manufacture of live biotherapeutic finished dosages and SGS will be the first company to support this type of manufacture for microbiome-based medicines in both Europe and the US .”
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company. It is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 96,000 employees, SGS operates a network of more than 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world