Chemicals Storage New Chemical Distribution Facility for Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher subsidiary Doe & Ingalls grow: The company just celebrated the opening of its new 5,200 square meter chemical distribution facility. This new expansion project shall help to deliver supply chain assurance, regulatory compliance and operational efficiency for life science customers.
Waltham; Massachusetts/USA – Thermo Fisher Scientific nnounced the opening of its new Doe & Ingalls Northeast cGMP chemical distribution facility to meet the growing demand for quality compliance, production chemical storage and supply chain services for the biopharmaceutical, life science and advanced technology markets. “A secure, robust supply chain is crucial for manufacturers to remain competitive, reduce total cost of ownership and mitigate risk of supply interruption,” explained Jeff Jochims, president, research and safety markets, of Thermo Fisher Scientific.
“Our new Doe & Ingalls facility offers customers the ability to ramp up or expand their production capabilities quickly and cost-efficiently. By leveraging our scale and depth of capabilities in production materials supply chain, our customers can focus their internal resources on what they do best -- developing new pharmaceuticals and technologies.”
cGMP Compliance for Chemicals Handling and Storage
Located in Peabody, Mass., the 5,200 square meter (56,000 square foot), state-of-the-art facility is designed to protect raw material integrity, control the flow of goods and deliver supply chain services. The facility is cGMP-compliant to assure products and processes are in strict compliance with regulatory agencies and meet and/or exceed standards for temperature control, audit log/documentation and product handling/sampling. Innovative supply chain services include:
- Storage and warehousing of chemical and raw materials
- Dip tube exchange and temperature-controlled 2-8°C cold storage
- ISO Class 8 and Class 100 cleanrooms provide sampling services for sourcing and quality control (QC) testing of production chemical materials
cGMP refers to the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations enforced by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to assure proper design, monitoring, and control of manufacturing processes and facilities.