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Pre-Clinical Development

In 2015, Metrics Contract Services was pleased to introduce our new fast-track product development laboratory. The 4,524-square-foot addition provides for manufacturing and laboratory space as well as office and conference room space. The facility, located on the company’s main site in Greenville, NC, provides maximum flexibility for early formulation and analytical method development. It is designed for pre-clinical development of early formulation prototypes and related analytical methods. In this laboratory setting, formulators and chemists will have significant autonomy to conduct development activities more quickly. The expansion increases Metrics Contract Services development space by 45%, going from 11 to 16 manufacturing rooms. It also adds one supporting analytical laboratory. Two of the processing rooms are potent capable for Safebridge Category 3 APIs.

Benefits offered to clients by the addition of the new product development laboratory include:

  • Shorter project lead times
  • Accelerated development project timelines
  • Quicker filings and approvals

The facility increases Metrics Contract Services’ overall capacity for pharmaceutical development work, adding to the already extensive analytical laboratories and larger-scale manufacturing and packaging operations that Metrics Contract Services has available.


Click below image for a detailed layout of our product development facilities.

Equipment List:

  • Globepharma Maxiblend Lab Blender (Table Top Blender) with 4qt, 8qt and 16 qt v-shells (2 ea)
  • KG-5 Granulator (Key International) (2 ea)
  • Quadro Comil 197S (2 ea)
  • Globepharma Minipress II (2 ea)
  • Gilson Sonic Sifter GA-6
  • Varian Friability Tester
  • Key HT-300 Hardness Tester
  • Key Capsule Polisher CP350
  • VanKel Tap Density Tester (2 ea)
  • Hanson Research Disintegration Test System QC-21
  • Sartorius Moisture Analyzer
  • Accutek Liquid Filler
  • Nilfisk GM80 Vacuums (2 ea)
  • Nilfisk 3101 Vacuum (2 ea)
  • Fluid Air Micronizer
  • Analytical and top loading balances
  • AGC-300 Manual Encapsulator
  • Minicap 100
  • Glatt GPCG-1 Fluid Bed Dryer
  • Fitzmill L1A