The award-winning company has increased headcount by over 25% in 2012 following increased business from existing customers and a need to staff its new £6m facility in Newburn that will open at the start of 2013.
SCM Pharma, which develops and manufactures drug products on behalf of its pharmaceutical clients, now has three sites in Sunderland, Prudhoe and Newburn.
Dianne Sharp, managing director at SCM Pharma, said: “To go over 100 staff and almost double the amount of people employed over the last two years is an incredible achievement given the tough economic climate.
“In the last few months we have strengthened our production, technical and quality departments to ensure we can support our clients’ projects both now and in the future.
“The opening of our new commercial manufacturing facility in Newburn is the most exciting development for the company since we started trading back in 2004. The recent recruitment drive ensures we have the right people in place to hit the ground running from day one when we start the operation,” added Dianne.
SCM Pharma specialises in the formulation development and sterile production of products for clinical trials and commercially licensed drug products.
SCM Pharma is a contract development & manufacturing organisation that develops and makes novel, difficult and dangerous drugs on behalf of our clients.
Scm Pharma’s formulation development, cGMP manufacturing and aseptic processing services include the sterile filling of liquids, gels and powders (including flammable products) into a range of final dosage forms including ampoules, vials, cartridges, syringes and bottles.
SCM Pharma was set up to offer specialist development and manufacturing services - custom designed to meet specific client requirements, particularly if these involve bespoke needs, short runs or unusual processes products and devices.
Within our formulation labs and GMP-compliant facility, SCM Pharma primarily provides development and sterile contract manufacturing services that take place in class (C) 10,000 cleanroom, created to provide flexibility to meet clinical trial and commercial supply needs. With specialist expertise in developing and manufacturing novel, difficult and dangerous drugs. SCM Pharma supports limited-run formulations, products and devices.
SCM undertakes contract manufacturing including device assembly, injectables, ophthalmic eye drops and aerosols, with all of the necessary packaging, documentation and technical support services. They are also able to support non-sterile manufacturing projects that involve creams, capsules and ointments.