|[April 24, 2012]
AAIPharma Services Opens New Technology Center
WILMINGTON, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
AAIPharma Services Corp., a leading provider of product-development
services for the pharmaceutical industry, today officially opens a
40,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Technology Center on its
Wilmington, N.C., headquarters campus as part of a $15 million capital
The center creates a platform for expansion and the company anticipates
adding scientific, technical and manufacturing jobs at AAIPharma, as
well as new capital to the local economy.
The grand opening will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Technology Center
(2320 Scientific Drive). Local and state elected officials and industry
leaders will join AAIPharma executives and employees for a
ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the Center.
"We've designed this world-class Technology Center as an adaptable
laboratory concept that gives us the flexibility to meet our clients'
increasingly diverse needs," said Patrick Walsh, CEO of AAIPharma. "We
remain committed to investing inour employees, infrastructure and our
region as we project continued and sustainable business growth."
The Technology Center was designed with flexible work stations to meet
the changing requirements of an expanding and increasingly broad
customer base for developing and testing pharmaceutical and
biopharmaceutical products. The center, which houses analytical,
microbiology, preformulation and mass spectrometry experts, also
received an infusion of new UPLC, HPLC, GC-MS, and LC-MS-MS systems to
complement its existing array of laboratory resources. Project
documentation will become virtually paperless with the rollout of an
electronic laboratory notebook system. This further maximizes internal
analytical processes and provides clients real-time accessibility to
their project deliverables, which few contract
pharmaceutical-development companies have achieved.
The company expects all Wilmington laboratory operations to be
consolidated into the new location by June and also plans to expand its
manufacturing centers in Charleston, S.C., and Wilmington, N.C.
About AAIPharma Services Corporation
AAIPharma Services Corp. is a leading provider of contract services that
encompass the entire process of pharmaceutical drug development from
discovery through commercialization. The company's wide array of
capabilities includes analytical chemistry, formulation development,
material testing services, microbiology, and clinical and commercial
contract manufacturing and packaging. AAIPharma Services serves more
than 500 clients around the globe. It is headquartered in Wilmington,
N.C. For more information on the company, visit www.aaipharma.com.
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