Capsugel unveils Quality Control Laboratory


South Carolina facility provides the dosage forms specialist with a Global Centre of Excellence

Capsugel has doubled its laboratory capacity with the opening of a new US$3m Quality Control Laboratory in Greenwood, SC.

The laboratory will add a global resource to its network of manufacturing sites and R&D laboratories in Boston, US and Strasbourg and Colmar in France.

The US-headquartered dosage forms specialist says the new facility will be a global centre of excellence for quality control and testing of all raw materials and finished products for Capsugel sites worldwide.

Guido Driesen, president and CEO of Capsugel, said: ‘Our new Quality Control Laboratory positions Capsugel for future growth in an increasingly complex regulatory marketplace.

‘Quality is the hallmark of our business and a core principle at Capsugel that provides added value to our customers. Our thorough testing equates to faster time to market as our products are designed to comply with today’s strict regulations.’

The 9,600ft2 facility will provide a range of analytical and microbial testing services, as well as development of colour formulations.

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With the new capacity, Capsugel has expanded its Global Stability Program with walk-in stability chambers and photo stability chambers, which are used to support the shelf life of the finished products, to register new products in different countries, and to conduct studies to determine the impact of different temperature and humidity conditions on the quality of the capsules. By the time a product is ready for market it may have gone through up to 23 individual quality tests at the new laboratory, the company says.