Ubichem approved for commercial cGMP API production

Ubichem Research, in Eastleigh, UK and Budapest, Hungary, has completed its first regulatory audit and is now approved by OGYI (Hungarian National Institute for Pharmacy) for the commercial supply of cGMP Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).

Ubichem Research, in Eastleigh, UK and Budapest, Hungary, has completed its first regulatory audit and is now approved by OGYI (Hungarian National Institute for Pharmacy) for the commercial supply of cGMP Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).

Reciprocal agreements mean that this approval is effective throughout the EU.

Ubichem Research Kft is the custom synthesis and manufacturing arm of Ubichem UK. Roger McDonald, director, Ubichem Research, said: "This is a fantastic achievement, a real testament to the skill of our dedicated team in Budapest. Having been manufacturing quantities of API for clinical trial, this approval represents a major step forward in our business and is a clear demonstration of our commitment to quality - allowing us to support our pharma and biotech clients all the way from candidate nomination to market."

A $1m investment in new and upgraded analytical, development and production capacity is already underway at the company's facilities. This is expected to be completed during 2007.

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