SGS Life Science Services has opened its newly renovated facility in Fairfield, NJ. The expansion has doubled the size of the facility from 15,000 sq.-ft. to 30,000 sq.-ft. and includes new lab space, expanded client accommodations, and new equipment.
The renovation includes new and modernized GMP/GLP compliant labs, increased ICH Zone 1 – 4 storage capacities, and expanded accommodations for client audits and planning sessions. Also, the company plans to invest in new equipment to broaden its service offering in extractables and leachables, as well as heavy metals testing.
John Pirro, general manager of the Fairfield site, said, “The facility has been designed to respond to the current and future needs of a changing bio/pharmaceutical environment. This investment will provide future capacity to service the growing needs of the bio/pharmaceutical market with expanded capabilities for stability and other project work.”
“The expansion at this site demonstrates our commitment to delivering excellent quality, the latest technology and best–in-class service to our customers to sustain long term partnerships,” said Anne Hays, executive vice president, SGS Life Science Services. “With outsourcing becoming an integral part of large multinational pharmaceutical companies’ strategies, we want to assure our clients that we can accommodate both their routine and complex bio/pharmaceutical analytical outsourcing needs, integrating the latest developments in regulatory compliance.”
SGS’s Life Science Services business unit provides analytical development, biologics characterization, biosafety and quality control release testing for the pharma, biopharma, medical device, chemical, and healthcare markets.