Formatech Donates Manufacturing Services with New "Fillanthropy(TM) Program"

August 6, 2009

ANDOVER, Mass. -- Today, Formatech introduces its "Fillanthropy Program". Under this program, Formatech will donate an aseptic fill and finish manufacturing service each month for selected therapeutic candidates that are entering human clinical trials.

Formatech is now accepting applications for the Fillanthropy Program. Eligible companies must be developing a clinical candidate that is delivered as a sterile injectable product. To participate in this program, companies are encouraged to contact Jeffrey Bernard, Director of Business Development, at jbernard@formatech.com

As an established cGMP contract manufacturer with over 16 years of service, Formatech understands its role in helping to fight disease. It is within this spirit that the Fillanthropy Program was created. "At Formatech, we envision a world where all companies with promising new drug therapies have the opportunity to conduct a full clinical development program," says Mr. Bernard.

Formatech believes in the importance and impact of giving back to the industry. "We have observed that the current economic climate has hindered the progress of many companies that are trying to get new therapies into the clinic" continues Mr. Bernard. "While many within our industry are now forced to cut back, we are fortunate to be in a position where we can provide support and give back during these challenging times. Formatech feels that it is our social responsibility to contribute to our industry and ultimately to the patients that will benefit from these new medicines."

About Aseptic Fill and Finish
Aseptic fill and finish is the process in which liquid drug substances are aseptically filled into pre-sterilized vials and finished (i.e. stoppered and sealed). The filling process is performed in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices in a clean room environment.

About Formatech
Formatech, founded in 1993, is based in Andover, Massachusetts. The company provides contract services that deliver unique solutions to product development/manufacturing challenges, including preformulation/formulation development of all common dosage forms, such as lyophilized dosage forms, cell culture/fermentation process development and purification/downstream process optimization.

Their aseptic manufacturing facility produces liquid and lyophilized dosage units for clinical supplies or small-scale commercial products. Manufacturing support services include compounding/formulation, diafiltration/concentration (UF/DF), release testing, and full ICH Guideline Stability Programs.

Formatech's mission is to "Help make new drugs happen at the speed of science."

For more information about Formatech and their services, please visit www.formatech.com.

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