The new facility will be at current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) standards and will stand as the premier compounding facility in the world.
San Jose, California (PRWEB) October 10, 2013
Leiter's Compounding Pharmacy, a retail pharmacy and sterile and non-sterile compounding lab in San Jose, California, is pleased to announce it has broken ground on its new facility in South San Jose. Designed to be state-of-the-art, the facility will exceed current sterile and non-sterile compounding standards and is set to begin compounding operations in Quarter 1, 2014. The full service walk-in pharmacy and retail store, in its current Park Ave. location, will continue to service the community as it has for decades.
The new 22,000 square foot facility will more than quadruple Leiter’s current compounding facility in San Jose. It is set to be the first of its kind in the world, with a 2,000 square foot sterile compounding lab and a 5,000 square foot non-sterile lab equipped with a state-of-the-art instantaneous microbial detection system. The facility will also include a fully-staffed call center to provide enhanced customer service.
“By increasing our capacity and streamlining workflow in a larger facility, we will be able to provide an improved customer experience,” said Paul Yamamoto, VP of Operations. “This includes the installation of a full call center and the continued ability to provide customer support 24/7.”
Leiter’s Compounding Pharmacy is a Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) Accredited pharmacy, a distinction awarded only to compounding pharmacies that meet the highest quality standards. The Great Oaks facility will undergo PCAB certification inspection upon its opening.
“We will continue to build on the quality standards that Leiter’s is known for,” said Jeffrey Watson, Director of Quality Assurance. “We will continue our comprehensive Quality Assurance program in the Great Oaks facility, from receipt of raw materials to the preparation and shipping of finished medications. Leiter’s Compounding Pharmacy is designing our facility to our exacting specifications, with educational training facilities and utilization of an instantaneous microbial detection system. This system will provide real-time viable & non-viable contamination information for constant monitoring and effective trending to deliver knowledge to act. Our investment in quality will solidify Leiter’s new compounding facility as the most comprehensive in the world. Our strict testing regimen will continue to remain among the most stringent in the country.”
“The industry and our customers have dictated that compounding provides an absolutely vital service,” said Charles Leiter, President & CEO. “The new facility will be at current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) standards and will stand as the premier compounding facility in the world. We’re in it for the long-run and this facility will epitomize our motto ‘Quality Without Compromise’. Upon completion of the expansion, I’d like to personally invite customers and stakeholders to visit our world-class facility.“
About Leiter's Compounding Pharmacy
Leiter’s Compounding Pharmacy is located in San Jose, California and is a full walk-in pharmacy, retail store, and compounding facility. Leiter’s has sterile and non-sterile clean rooms and compounds over 11,000 custom prescription medications. It is the industry leader in ophthalmic compounds and solutions. It is currently operated by President and CEO Charles Leiter, Pharm. D. Leiter’s Compounding Pharmacy has compounded more than 1 million sterile doses in the last 25 years. Visit Leiter’s Compounding Pharmacy online at http://www.leiterrx.com.