Spectrum Opens Pharmacy Training Center

PTSM: Pharmaceutical Technology Sourcing and Management

PTSM: Pharmaceutical Technology Sourcing and Management-06-08-2017, Volume 12, Issue 6

Spectrum Pharmacy Products opens pharmacy institute for training in pharmaceutical compounding.

Spectrum Pharmacy Products, a manufacturer and distributor of pharmaceutical compounding chemicals, equipment, and supplies, has opened the Spectrum Pharmacy Institute, a 42,000 sq-ft manufacturing, distribution, and compounding training center in New Brunswick, NJ. The $11 million facility will offer continuing education in compounding to pharmacists and technicians.

The facility, which houses laboratories, offices, and warehouse storage, has 15,000 square feet dedicated to the Spectrum Pharmacy Institute; continuing education classrooms and advanced laboratories are used for hands-on, best practices compounding training.

Courses are taught by national experts and are jointly accredited with the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University. The accredited courses provide continuing education units that are required by states that license pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Courses range from basic compounding techniques to sterile compounding, USP 800 compliance, hormone replacement therapy, pain management, and veterinary compounding.

At a facility opening, Spectrum hosted New Brunswick Mayor Jim Cahill; Rutgers University Pharmacy School dignitaries; international laboratory and pharmacy suppliers; and local and regional pharmacy customers. The facility is expected to provide 50 new jobs.

“We are excited to introduce this state-of-the-art facility to the local community and to pharmacists throughout the US. Our ribbon-cutting ceremony marks the launch of a new business phase for both Spectrum Pharmacy Products and our parent company, Spectrum Chemical,” said Spectrum Pharmacy Products Division President, Dr. Craig A. Recatto in a statement.

Source: Spectrum Pharmacy Products Division