PCI Expands Illinois Facility for Contract PackagingBy
Packaging Coordinators Inc. (PCI) has completed the planned expansion of its packaging facilities in Rockford, Illinois. The Rockford site is one of three locations in the United States, and the facilities expansion in Rockford was designed to accommodate continued business development in its contract packaging services. PCI converted underutilized space to further support its expanding packaging operations, adding 20,000 square feet for secondary and tertiary packaging. The additional production capacity will enable continued growth in operations such as cartoning, overwrapping, heat-seal carding, and compliance prompting packaging as well as supporting packaging for biotech delivery forms such as secondary packaging for injectable vials, syringes, devices, and transdermal products. The packaging operations support both commercial operations as well as large-scale clinical studies.
In addition to packaging of commercial medicines, PCI provides clinical packaging services for investigational medicines at the Rockford location supported by on-site storage and distribution services, facilitating global logistics for clinical studies. In December 2013, PCI announced the groundbreaking of a new 93,000-square foot storage and distribution site for investigational medicines, currently slated to be in operation in August of this year. The clinical services expansion complements investments in PCI's UK operations, most recently construction of a storage and distribution facility near Cardiff, Wales.