Thermo Fisher Scientific Opens cGMP Chemical Distribution Facility

By PhM Staff

May 08, 2014

To meet the growing demand for quality compliance, production chemical storage and supply chain services for the biopharmaceutical, life science and advanced technology markets Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., announced the opening of its new Doe & Ingalls Northeast cGMP chemical distribution facility in Peabody, Massachusetts.

Jeff Jochims, president, research and safety markets for Thermo Fisher Scientific explains "A secure, robust supply chain is crucial for manufacturers to remain competitive, reduce total cost of ownership and mitigate risk of supply interruption … 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."

The 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 cGMP-compliant facility, says Thermo Fisher Scientific assures 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. The facility’s supply chain services include storage and warehousing of chemical and raw materials, Dip tube exchange and temperature-controlled cold storage, and ISO Class 8 and Class 100 cleanrooms provide sampling services for sourcing and quality control (QC) testing of production chemical materials