Catalent expands UK clinical supply facility

Catalent Pharma Solutions, a provider of outsourced clinical and commercial packaging services, is expanding its temperature-controlled warehouse in Bolton, UK to meet increased customer demand for clinical supply services, especially cold-chain storage and distribution.

Catalent Pharma Solutions, a provider of outsourced clinical and commercial packaging services, is expanding its temperature-controlled warehouse in Bolton, UK to meet increased customer demand for clinical supply services, especially cold-chain storage and distribution.

The expansion involves a purpose-built extension of the existing facility and is expected to be operational in June 2008. With a floor space of over 7,500 sq ft (700 sq m) and over 2,700 controlled ambient storage locations, the new temperature controlled warehouse will also house a 320-pallet refrigerator.

This development comes soon after two already completed expansions at Catalent's other clinical supply facilities in Europe (Schorndorf, Germany) and the US (Philadelphia, PA). Through these expansions, Catalent has enhanced capability to support global projects requiring cold-chain storage and distribution of clinical materials.

"Customers are increasingly outsourcing clinical development, especially cold-chain distribution," explained Frank Lis, vice-president and general manager of Global Clinical Supplies for Catalent. "By continuing to expand our global clinical supply service facilities, we are able to better serve our expanding customer base throughout the world."

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