Compass Pharma Services Upgrades to ISO Class 8 Cleanroom

Compass Pharma Services LLC (Clifton, NJ) has completed a capital investment project to upgrade its contract pharmaceutical packaging capabilities to include ISO Class 8 (ISO 14644) specifications. The company packages solid-dose, liquid, and powder formulations into blister packaging, pouches, bottles, and cans.

The improvements include a fully integrated production suite where the primary packaging area has negative differential air pressure relative to surrounding gowning and secondary packaging areas. HEPA filters are deployed in the primary packaging area.

“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,” says Tony Fenno, COO. “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, Compass Pharma added Micro and Nanofill packaging capabilities, enabling the firm to fill small volumes (less than one gram) of powders into blister packaging, vials, or pouches.

Manufacturing Automation Corp. (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.

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