Intertek Pharmaceutical Services Completed IMB Inspection for Microbiology
May 31, 2012
Athlone, Ireland – Intertek, a global leader in quality and safety solutions for a wide range of industries, today announced that it has achieved cGMP accreditation for Microbiology Testing by the Irish Medicine Board (IMB).
Intertek Pharmaceutical Services received this award from the IMB after satisfying the rigorous demands of a two-day audit. GMP Quality Control (QC) microbiology services at our Irish Pharmaceutical Services laboratory enables Intertek to help manufacturers meet regulatory quality standards required for raw material testing and release testing of oral medicines (e.g. liquid, tablet and capsule), topical (creams and ointments), injectables, transdermal, ophthalmic products and purified water. The scope of services extends to Microbial Limit Testing / Validation, Preservative Efficacy Testing/Validation, Endotoxin Testing, Validation of Water Systems and Incubation of Environmental Monitoring.
Intertek has broad experience using internationally recognised methods such as compendial methodology; however, the transfer of client-specific methods or bespoke method development also are offered.
“As Intertek Pharmaceutical’s regional centre for cGMP microbiology services, this accreditation further strengthens our ability to help our Pharmaceutical and Healthcare clients not just in Ireland but across all of the EU with a much more comprehensive and essential QC support service for their production and R&D needs.” said Mary Burke, Director Special Projects, Intertek Pharmaceutical Services, Ireland.
“Connected into Intertek’s worldwide pharmaceutical services network it enables Athlone to be a more effective portal for an unrivalled range of expert support services for our Irish customers” said Dr Ben Cliff, Laboratory Manager Intertek Pharmaceutical Services, Athlone.
Mary Burke, Director Special Projects
Intertek Pharmaceutical Services Ireland
Telephone: +353 90 64 60200
Lorna Kettle, European Marketing and Communication Manager
Intertek Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
Telephone: +44 (0) 161 721 1476
Intertek (ITRK.L) is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 33,000 people in more than 100 countries around the world. Visit www.intertek.com