SGS Life Science Services announced that its bioanalytical laboratory in Poitiers, France has received GMP certification, following approval from the Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicaments et des Produits de Santé (ANSM), the French agency charged with ensuring the quality of drug products. With this GMP certification, the laboratory can provide tests required for final batch release, the company reports in a press statement.
The GMP services will be performed in dedicated suites and controlled access areas of 200 square meters. The facility has been operating under GLP since 1994. With the Life Science Services laboratory in Clichy, France, the company provides services covering GMP activities for small and large molecules.
By bringing GMP to the Poitiers site, the company can offer cell-based assays for testing of biologics, including biosimilars. The company plans to bring bioanalytical capability to the West Coast of North America with a new facility in Carson, Cailf.