Lab instrumentation firm takeover makes PharmEng wiser

By Gregory Roumeliotis

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags Pharmaceutical industry Sanofi-aventis Chromatography

Looking to expand its laboratory testing and consulting services,
PharmEng has acquired Rootlink Tecknic, a laboratory
instrumentation automated solution sales and service company based
in Toronto.

The acquisition allows PharmEng to provide a one-stop consulting services company for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries in the areas of regulatory compliance, formulation development, technology transfer, engineering, validation, quality assurance, audits and training.

Rootlink Tecknic provides sales, support and validation services for sophisticated analytical instrumentation such as mass spectrophotometry, gas chromatography, High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and automated dissolution.

Its founder Gabriel Lam will be the senior director for a new division within PharmEng, Laboratory Instrumentation Services.

"Gabriel has demonstrated the management and technical aptitude to build the laboratory instrumentation service division,"​ said PharmEng CEO Alan Kwong.

"This new division augments our existing consulting services and allows us to leverage both our respective customer bases for business development opportunities."

PharmEng already provides consulting services in the areas of project management, engineering, good manufacturing practice (GMP), validation, calibration, regulatory compliance, laboratory instrumentation and certified training services.

It also offers contract manufacturing services, including pharmaceutical support, formulation development, analytical methods development and finished solid dosage and liquid products.

The company's clientele features big names like Pfizer, Wyeth, Novartis and Schering-Plough and even other contract manufacturers such as Patheon and Dalton Pharma Services.

PharmEng recently announced it will perform utility and equipment validation at various sanofi aventis facilities in addition to cleaning validation, process validation and environmental monitoring of the cleanrooms.

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