A new collaboration with Noumed Life Sciences
S3 Process have recently had the pleasure to work with the Noumed team in Maidenhead to supply OSD manufacturing technologies for their impressive new manufacturing facility. Working in collaboration with Tony Richardson and Rajat Mehta, they identified some significant benefits by selecting from S3’s range of technologies to boost pharmaceutical manufacturing capacity and efficiency. Various trials were undertaken to demonstrate the potential performance benefits which delighted Noumed Life Sciences resulting in their decision to purchase a number of key production machines for the oral solid dose manufacturing facility.
Noumed Life Sciences are an integrated generics pharmaceutical company with a successful background in this field, they offer a wide range of services and a variety of products. Their new manufacturing facility in Maidenhead will be a cGMP Compliant Class 100,000 facility with dedicated AHUs ensuring high levels of compliance. They are a new company to the UK and hope to start commissioning the new manufacturing facility in the next few months.
Key project drivers are quality and output performance, agile manufacturing for efficient product change over and space utilisation. As a generics company, Noumed need to be able to switch between different products quickly, with no risk of cross-contamination yet still fulfil large batches efficiently as required. The quick product change-over capability of the new equipment will increase product quality, overall efficiency whilst minimising downtime.
Tony Richardson, Noumed’s Manufacturing Manager explained that the new equipment purchased with S3 wasn’t initially considered an option, "as it is recognised as high-end equipment” but they were more than satisfied once the business case had been fully evaluated and the true cost of ownership understood. This was also supported by Tony’s former experience with similar technologies.
Tony went on to say, “We did a lot of comparison work, in fact, the exceptional capability of the equipment and the relationship with S3 Process meant the final investment represented very good value".
In addition to accessing the expertise of S3 Process and their partners to help specify and negotiate the purchase of the equipment, Noumed can see the benefits of the relationship ongoing. Tony said: “It’s the beginning of a relationship with a company that’s got very strong background of knowledge and experience”.
S3 Process Director Steve Boswell is pleased with the results achieved with the implementation at Noumed and said “ We’re looking forward to working with and supporting Noumed long into the future.”