Bioserv Corporation and Advantar Laboratories Announce Collaboration to Create a Comprehensive Value Chain

Cold Chain IQ News
Posted: 03/18/2013

SAN DIEGO -- Bioserv Corporation, a leading provider of pharmaceutical cGMP contract manufacturing, clinical packaging and cold chain and distribution services, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a non-exclusive Collaboration Agreement with Advantar Laboratories Inc., a provider of high-quality, customer service driven analytical testing, biophysical characterization, drug product formulation and litigation support services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

Timing is critical for pharmaceutical companies requiring drug product development and manufacturing. Under this Collaboration Agreement, Bioserv will partner with Advantar Laboratories to provide its customers with a portfolio of integrated service offerings, thereby avoiding development delays and assuring that critical timelines are met.

The Bioserv-Advantar alliance provides customers access to early formulation and analytical method development expertise, plus high-quality aseptic and non-aseptic manufacturing of liquids, powders, gels, and lyophilized drug products. The Bioserv-Advantar alliance will also provide its customers with labelling, kitting, storage and shipment services.

Al Hansen, Chairman and CEO of Bioserv Corporation commented, "This opportunity to ally with Advantar is unique and mutually beneficial as our capabilities align well with theirs. Our collaboration creates multiple synergies that will benefit customers in terms of quality, timeliness and cost-effectiveness. It is truly a ‘win-win’ for both organizations."

Richard Kenley, Ph.D.,President and CEO of Advantar commented, "Advantar has teamed successfully with Bioserv in the past, and we are excited about establishing a more formal basis for our alliance. We expect to jointly provide customers with unrivalled offerings in drug product development and manufacturing, and to reliably advance customers’ programs from early development through the approval and launch phases."

Notes to Editors:

About Bioserv Corporation:

Founded in 1988, San Diego based Bioserv Corporation is a provider of pharmaceutical cGMP contract manufacturing, clinical packaging and cold chain and distribution services. Bioserv is cGMP FDA compliant and ISO13485:2003 certified with over 35,000 square feet of facilities whose core competencies are centered in aseptic and non-aseptic bulk formulation, filtration, filling, lyophilization, microfluidization, nano-emulsion, high sheer mixing services to support Pre-Clinical, Phase I and II Clinical Trial drug products, medical device and medical diagnostic reagents and kits, life science "research use only" reagents, as well as labeling, finished goods assembly, kitting and packaging. In addition, Bioserv provides controlled temperature storage and distribution services. Bioserv’s expertise in project management and technology transfer services helps clients optimize their manufacturing timelines and schedules to assure that operations perform seamlessly and product is delivered on time.

About Advantar Laboratories, Inc.:

Founded in 2008, San Diego, CA based Advantar Laboratories is a cGMP-compliant contract provider of analytical chemistry, biophysical characterization, drug product formulation development, consulting and litigation support services. The span of Advantar’s capabilities includes small molecules, peptides, proteins, and oligonucleotides and most dosage forms. Advantar supports pre-clinical, IND, NDA (ANDA) and commercial-stage programs for virtual, small and large biotechnology/pharmaceutical companies as well as law firms that practice in the Life Sciences.

Advantar's customer service value drivers are experience, quality and agility. These strengths, plus the expertise and customer-centric dedication of Advantar’s entire staff (from senior executives to bench scientists) have benefited multiple companies requiring cost-effective and rapid solutions to difficult development problems. Advantar’s communication, documentation, and technical superpowers enable our customers to quickly and reliably move along the development pathway to successful conclusion.

Cold Chain IQ News
Posted: 03/18/2013

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