Contract Pharmaceutical Packaging Company Offers ISO Class 8 Capabilities for Potent Compounds

Contract Pharmaceutical Packaging Company Offers ISO Class 8 Capabilities for Potent Compounds

Compass Pharma Services today announced that it has completed a capital investment project to upgrade its contract pharmaceutical packaging capabilities to include "ISO Class 8" specifications

CLIFTON, N.J. -- To provide contract pharmaceutical packaging services for certain high-potency pharmaceutical products, Compass Pharma Services, LLC today announced that it has completed a capital investment project to upgrade its production capabilities to include "ISO Class 8" (ISO 14644) specifications.

"These capital improvements now allow us to provide cGMP contract packaging services for select potent pharmaceutical compounds such as enzymes, antibiotics, antifolates, antimetabolites and some hormones," said Tony Fenno, Chief Operating Officer. "Compass Pharma investments continue to position the company as a responsive contract pharmaceutical packaging partner for sophisticated, high-demand contract packaging services for the pharmaceutical industry."

In February 2009, Compass Pharma added Micro and Nanofill packaging capabilities to its growing list of cGMP contract packaging capabilities. Micro and Nanofill technologies allow filling small volumes (less than one gram) of powders into blister packaging, vials or pouches.

The capital improvements for ISO-Class 8 certification comprise a fully integrated production suite where the primary packaging area has negative differential air pressure relative to surrounding gowning and secondary packaging areas. High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deployed in the primary packaging area.

Manufacturing Automation Corporation of Princeton, NJ assisted Compass Pharma with the engineering/design and validation of the ISO Class 8 area. Whitehouse Analytical Laboratories, Inc. (Whitehouse, NJ) has been retained to provide Compass Pharma with ongoing analytical services.

About Compass Pharma Services

Compass Pharma Services, LLC is an independently owned and operated contract packaging company located in Clifton, NJ. Originally founded as General Packaging Services in 1949, Compass today operates a fully-equipped cGMP-certified contract packaging facility on a two-shift-per-day schedule for packaging solid dose preparations, liquids and powders into virtually all packaging forms including blister packaging, pouches, bottles and cans. Customers include pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, virtual pharma and manufacturers of over-the-counter (OTC) products.

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