2008 Facility of the Year Awards Category Winners

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Facility of the Year Award Winner in Equipment Innovation

This innovative facility brought early and late phase clinical manufacturing and development scale-up together within a single facility to create a Pharmaceutical Development Center of excellence on the Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA campus.
A phased approach was initiated to adapt an existing building to allow full implementation of lessons learned as containment and process automation technology was integrated into existing operation. Phase one implemented a state-of-the-art Clinical Supply Operations expansion facility-including full containment for expanded Oral Solid Dose (OSD) operations and the most flexible clinical-scale continuous barrier line in the United States for Sterile products, according to a spokesperson for BMS.This highly technical facility was designed for manufacturing OSD batches up to 400Kg and parenteral liquid fill batches up to 250L. The goal was to create a flexible facility capable of performing multi-product clinical scale manufacturing and processing solvent-based and potent compound operations. The first phase consisted of approximately 93,110 sq. ft. including processing, manufacturing, support, and mechanical space.

Phase Two built upon the technologies in Phase One and added additional processing space and scale to the Oral Solid Dose clinical operation and a new stand-alone Product Technology Center for development scale-up activities. The addition to Oral Solid Dose Operations allows the manufacture of Long Term Stability batches within the Clinical Supply Operations facility in at least one-tenth commercial scale.
The new facilities provide BMS with the increased capacity to meet clinical demand and deliver Compliance, Productivity and Technical Innovation to meet present and future drug development pipeline needs - ultimately helping speed products to market.

Engineering Design Firm: IPS, Inc., Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, USA

Construction Manager: Torcon, Inc., Red Bank, New Jersey, USA