Ann Arbor, Mich — NSF International, an independent public health organization offering dietary supplement training, good manufacturing practices (GMP) registration, testing and certification services, has acquired Pharmalytica Services, a pharmaceutical contract laboratory based in Connecticut.

Pharmalytica provides a full range of GMP analytical services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry from discovery support through commercialization. Pharmalytica specializes in extractables and leachables testing, method development and validation, and bioanalysis. Services provided by Pharmalytica’s FDA-registered and Drug Enforcement Administration-licensed facility complement the extensive health sciences services offered by NSF International to global pharmaceutical companies.

As part of NSF’s Health Science Division, NSF Pharmalytica will provide analytical testing, consulting, training, registration and research and development services, expanding NSF’s health sciences service offerings to the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries. Pharmalytica will operate primarily as a GLP & GMP contract laboratory, offering a wider array of independent testing and analytical services. Pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies will benefit from these combined services, which are essential as the dietary supplement and pharmaceutical markets continue to grow globally.

"Combining Pharmalytica’s knowledge in pharmaceutical analytical testing and R&D with our existing portfolio of dietary supplement and pharma solutions will help pharmaceutical companies worldwide make informed decisions when developing new products and strategies," said NSF International CEO and president Kevan P. Lawlor.

"We have great confidence that Pharmalytica’s expertise, in synergy with NSF’s 65 years of testing and certification expertise, will be of great benefit in the development of new medicines worldwide," said Dr. James Scull, executive director of Pharmalytica Services, LLC.

SOURCE: NSF International