Microtest expands medical device lab, package validation, and pharma fill/finish services

November 20, 2007 — AGAWAM, MA — Microtest, a leader in testing services and contract manufacturing for the medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology industries, is once again expanding its high-tech facilities and wide range of services at its Agawam, MA, headquarters.

Microtest today announced that it has doubled the size of its medical device/pharmaceutical stability storage capabilities, as well as significantly expanded its medical device packaging laboratory and its GMP pharma fill/finish contract manufacturing services.

The announcement follows the company’s completion last year of a $7.5 million capital improvement and expansion project that added new state-of-the art pharmaceutical testing laboratories and new aseptic fill/finish manufacturing facilities — along with new professional staff.

“We are continuing to enjoy strong growth throughout all areas of our business,” says Steve Richter, PhD, Microtest president and scientific director. “We’re continuing to invest our resources so that we may best serve our existing and future clients.”

“Package validation is needed to support our medical device clients. We’re also dedicating additional new space to our growing product stability testing laboratories as well as our GMP drug manufacturing services,” says Richter. “As a growing provider of fill/finish operations, we have all the systems and procedures in place to fully support all the requirements of the FDA, EMEA, and any drug-regulating body in the world.”

In October, Microtest was honored by the Massachusetts Economic Impact Award for its strong record of job creation and business expansion.

For more about contract manufacturing, download Microtest’s free white paper, “Selecting an Aseptic Fill/Finish Contract Manufacturer: Avoiding the Most Common Mistakes,” at www.microtestlabs.com/asepticpaper.

For more information on laboratory testing, download the free white paper, “Virus Testing for Biological Products: Partnering with a Contract Lab,” at www.microtestlabs.com/biopaper.

To contact Microtest, visit www.microtestlabs.com or call 1-800-631-1680.

About Microtest
Microtest is a leader in testing services and contract manufacturing for the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries. Based in Agawam, MA, the company’s expertise and flexible processes enhance product safety and security, accelerate time to market, and minimize supply chain disruption.


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