SAN DIEGO, Calif. – October 10, 2013 – Pharmatek, a contract development and manufacturing organization
supporting the pharmaceutical industry, announced the installation and qualification of an automated bottling
line at its cGMP facility in San Diego, CA. The addition of the line is part of the Company’s ongoing
investment to support the increasing customer demand for larger scale productions. The line will be fully
operational in November 2013.
The bottling line provides maximum flexibility and is beneficial for both small and large volume clinical
packaging projects. Manufactured by CVC Technologies, the line includes a Cremer electronic channel
counter, capper, induction sealer, re-torquer and high speed wrap labeler. The system is integrated with a CVC
electronic conveyor system and redundant quality inspection stations. Automatic bottling improves the
efficiency and accuracy of clinical packaging, resulting in a reduction in overall costs and time-to-clinic.
Additionally, the new bottling line significantly increases Pharmatek’s overall capacity, allowing higher
throughput and larger GMP manufacturing runs.
“Our investment in automated clinical packaging illustrates our commitment to our customers’ need for
strategies that streamline supply chain management and speed supplies to the clinic,” said Pharmatek president
Tim Scott. “This is an important enhancement to our offering, enabling us to continue to support our customers
throughout their development program and into larger scale operations.”
Pharmatek offers primary packaging of tablets and capsules in HDPE bottles. The Company supports
secondary packaging, cold chain management, including storage and distribution, and stability testing.
Complex labeling requirements, such as foreign language labels, blinding and booklet- labeling, are also