PPD expands clinical supplies facility in Athlone

Philip Dunne, senior manager GCS; Susan Atkinson, senior VP, global biometrics; Paddy Hill, Cathaoirleach Westmeath County Council; Deputy Gabrielle McFadden TD; and Tommy Fanning, IDA

Philip Dunne, senior manager GCS; Susan Atkinson, senior VP, global biometrics; Paddy Hill, Cathaoirleach Westmeath County Council; Deputy Gabrielle McFadden TD; and Tommy Fanning, IDA

Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD ) has officially opened its newly completed expansion of its clinical supplies facility in Athlone that will enable the company to double its packaging warehousing capabilities and quadruple its distribution services.

The expansion means an increase of the PPD workforce in Athlone from 120 to 150.

Those increases are the result of PPD more than tripling the size of the facility as part of its long-term strategy to expand its global depot network. The facility now features 20,000 square feet of space to support the company’s ability to store, package and label for the clinical trials PPD conducts for its clients.

“The expansion of our clinical supplies facility in Athlone represents an important investment in the continued growth of our global operations,” said Susan Atkinson, PhD, senior vice president of global biometrics. “Our ability to expand our support of clinical trials enables us to meet our clients’ growing demand for these services in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. This strategic location makes it operationally and financially efficient to ship supplies to any of those countries, often directly to investigative sites, which can result in faster turnaround at lower cost for our clients, and more efficient and effective operations for PPD.”

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