A&C’S CONTRIBUTION TO POTENTIAL SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) VACCINES

 

Over the past two months A&C has been developing GMP raw materials and buffers for our major clients in their pursuit for a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). A&C’s flexibility and responsiveness have allowed for the fast development and delivery of these raw materials to our customers, which has enabled them to move swiftly with their SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) vaccine development.

 

As a long-standing GMP excipients and buffer manufacturer, over the years we have been supplying a wide variety of raw materials to customers worldwide for various vaccines formulations. During the COVID-19 global pandemic we had the privilege of supplying a number of excipients and buffers to vaccine manufacturers in their pursuit for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) vaccines.

 

A&C can manufacture a number of custom and niche raw materials tailored to our clients’ requirement. Please contact us at euro@acggp.com or info@acggp.com if you require any custom-made formulations or have a look at our list of standard products which are widely utilized in vaccines preparation.

A&C’S IRISH FACILITY CONTINUED EXPANSION

 

In 2018 we opened A&C Bio Buffer in Ireland, our state-of-the-art GMP manufacturing facility which is now going from strength to strength. The Irish plant is mainly dedicated to the production of biological buffers, process solutions, cleaning solutions and Water for Injection for further processing. 2020 has been extremely busy for Bio Buffer, with a major focus on our biologic and vaccines customers. The facility has been expanding and has seen a large increase in staff over the last month. We are continuing to expand our workforce further and we have several positions open. In particular, we are currently looking for:

 

If you are interested in any of the above positions and you would like to join a dynamic and growing team, please contact us for full job descriptions or send your CV to Shirley at euro@acggp.com or call Follow us on LinkedIn for further information on future job opportunities at A&C.

www.acbiobuffer.com

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING TODAY FOR A CLOSER FUTURE

 

During these challenging times that have brought big changes also to the work environment, A&C has found new ways of practicing social distancing to facilitate the adjustment to the “new normal”. Over the past few weeks we’ve been holding numerous remote group activities to virtually bring together the staff working on site and the employees working from home.

 

A few of the activities that have been introduced thanks to the ideas and contribution of some of our team members are:

  • A&C Group Chat: WhatsApp and Microsoft Teams group chats for the staff to keep in touch, share thoughts, ideas and provide support and advice to each other on personal and professional life.
  • A&C Game Night: monthly online group game nights to share a moment of fun.
  • A&C Happy Hour: virtual happy hours to celebrate employees’ birthdays and to encourage everyone to come together and catch up outside working hours.
  • A&C Water Cooler Chat & Coffee Break: an open chat to any staff member who would like to drop in and say hello to colleagues, share a joke or simply take a break and have a quick chat with a colleague.
  • A&C Recipes: a folder for anyone to share an old family cooking recipe, a new one they’ve created or a recipe they love for their colleagues to try at home and enjoy.
  • A&C Family Art Gallery: artwork display for all our staff’s children who would like to realize a painting or drawing themed around the “Everything will be okay/ Ça va bien aller” rainbow, which was introduced in many parts of the world as a symbol of hope during these challenging times.
  • Social Distancing: in all of A&C’s facilities the local government guidelines are being followed strictly to ensure staff safety and production continuity. Social distancing is respected at all times, hand sanitizer and face masks have been provided to all our team members, as well as a complimentary face cream manufactured by Vivier Pharma.

 

We were also delighted to play our part in the fight against COVID-19 and to give our contribution to the local communities in Canada and Ireland by providing ingredients for production of hand sanitizer.

 

A&C would like to thank all our staff for their outstanding cooperation, commitment and resilience they demonstrated in this difficult period. Their hard work and dedication have allowed A&C to continue supply critical raw materials to pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical customers worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

JOIN THE A&C TEAM – WE ARE HIRING IN IRELAND QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST

A&C is delighted to announce that we’re hiring new staff at the A&C Bio Buffer’s manufacturing facility in Ireland, Co. Limerick.

We are currently looking for a Quality Assurance Specialist with at least 3 years of Quality Assurance experience or equivalent. Technical writing ability and knowledge of Pharmacopeial compendia, GMP, ICH and ISO guidelines are highly desirable.

Role description

The Quality Assurance Specialist participates in all Quality activities related to the business under the supervision of the Quality Manager. This role is responsible for maintaining the product specifications & certificate of analysis, raw materials release, work orders release, and other duties as required. He or she is required to be able to handle multiple tasks efficiently to ensure the quality activities that facilitate the production and customer requirements.

About A&C

A&C is a global GMP manufacturer of pharmaceutical excipients, buffers, process solutions and a select number of APIs. We have been servicing the life sciences industry since 1966 and we have sales offices and production facilities in various locations worldwide. A&C is a service-driven organization finding unique solutions to our customers’ GMP challenges. Our services include:

  • GMP custom ingredient development
  • GMP custom manufacturing
  • GMP custom packaging and repacking

 

We have two GMP manufacturing plants in North America and one GMP manufacturing facility in Ireland, Co. Limerick. The Irish facility (A&C Bio Buffer Ltd) is ISO 9001:2015 certified and is dedicated to GMP manufacturing of biological buffers, process solutions, cleaning solutions, chemical blends, WFI (water for injection) and GMP raw material repacking. A&C Bio Buffer is the only company in Ireland to manufacture biological buffers with water for injection.

A&C holds all the major quality certifications and applicable licenses from the main accreditation bodies and agencies, including ISO 9001:2015, EXCiPACT, DEL for manufacture of APIs, and Health Canada and FDA audited.

If you’re interested in this job opportunity, please send your CV to Shirley at euro@acggp.com or call 052 614 8880 for further information.

See the full job spec here

 

 

JOIN THE A&C TEAM – WE ARE HIRING IN IRELAND PRODUCTION AND PROJECT COORDINATOR

A&C is delighted to announce that our company is growing and we’re hiring new staff at the A&C Bio Buffer’s manufacturing facility in Ireland, Co. Limerick.

We are currently looking for a Production and Project Coordinator with 3-5 years’ experience in the role. Chemical manufacturing/distribution and logistics knowledge is desirable.

Role description

The Production and Project Coordinator is responsible for managing all aspects of buffer/process solution production and for ensuring the smooth running of the day to day operations of the Company through planning, organizing, directing, controlling and evaluating business activities with the assistance and support of the other managers. The position requires the support of project management initiatives and project teams to deliver business solutions and services. Comprehensive understanding of strategic planning process and project management is required. The position will play a key role maintaining coordination and communication between internal departments, and between the company and its external partners.

About A&C

A&C is a global GMP manufacturer of pharmaceutical excipients, buffers, process solutions and a select number of APIs. We have been servicing the life sciences industry since 1966 and we have sales offices and production facilities in various locations worldwide. A&C is a service-driven organization finding unique solutions to our customers’ GMP challenges. Our services include:

  • GMP custom ingredient development
  • GMP custom manufacturing
  • GMP custom packaging and repacking

We have two GMP manufacturing plants in North America and one GMP manufacturing facility in Ireland, Co. Limerick.

The Irish facility (A&C Bio Buffer Ltd) is ISO 9001:2015 certified and is dedicated to GMP manufacturing of biological buffers, process solutions, cleaning solutions, chemical blends, WFI (water for injection) and GMP raw material repacking. A&C Bio Buffer is the only company in Ireland to manufacture biological buffers with water for injection.

A&C holds all the major quality certifications and applicable licenses from the main accreditation bodies and agencies, including ISO 9001:2015, EXCiPACT, DEL for manufacture of APIs, and Health Canada and FDA audited.

 

Please send your CV to Shirley at euro@acggp.com or call 052 614 8880 for further information on this job opportunity.

See the full job specs here

A&C UPDATES TAGLINE DURING COVID-19

57936049-vineyard-wine-store-responsive-woocommerce-wordpress-theme-licenseTo show our support for the COVID-19 situation globally, we’ve decided to temporarily change our tagline. Social distancing is crucial at the moment and we encourage everyone to take all necessary safety measures to prevent the spread.

Our business is considered as essential in this period as we manufacture raw materials for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical markets. We have recently provided ingredients for hand sanitizer in both Canada and Ireland and we’ll continue to ensure supply of all critical raw materials for all our customers worldwide.

A&C would like to thank our staff, clients and stakeholders for their great support.

 

COVID-19 STATEMENT

Dear Global Partners,

As you will know from media reports, the COVID-19 virus has been reported in a number of locations globally. A&C is actively monitoring the situation and its impact across all the geographies where we operate.
A&C is committed and prepared to address the evolving risk posed by COVID-19. We have reviewed our Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and specifically a plan and crisis leadership team responsible for pandemic plan implementation. The team includes executive leadership and representation from each region, and each functional area in our organization.
Throughout our planning and preparedness activities, our actions are aligned to the level of threat, the level of impact and potential for escalation in one region, before others.

Our Business Continuity Plan includes but is not limited to the following:
• Designation of essential operations and plans to reassign staff from non-critical functions if employee absence is a threat.
• Review and assurance that our IT infrastructure can support an increase in remote work.
• Further ensuring that we have multiple levels of redundancy, should a critical system fail.
• Assessment of the risk level of any vendors or other parties that we depend on and requiring confirmation from critical vendors that they have a robust business continuity plan (BCP).
• An internal communications plan to ensure that the business continuity plan, updates, and changes can be communicated in real-time to those who need to know specific information; and those who need to take a new action, that the information has been received and
action taken as appropriate.
• Confirmation of the chain of command and back-ups for leaders and critical roles.

Governance
• The crisis leadership team ensures that leaders in each technical and operational domain execute their accountability as indicated, and plans are updated as new information warrants.
• A central function is assigned to ensure that leaders and others have real-time access to public health information and recommended practices.
• A centralized repository for information is used to ensure that critical information, decisions and plans are documented and easily accessible.

Support for the health and well-being of our people
• We leverage multiple channels to communicate information that is in line with public health recommendations for health, hygiene, and prudent action.
• Additional communication and management oversight are implemented in work environments where the transmission of respiratory illness is typically more prevalent
• Policy and practices are established to limit or prohibit face-to-face meetings and travel when the risk level is high.
• We further ensure attention to absence recording is consistent as high absence levels may trigger some BCP actions.
• Additional actions are taken in line with occupational health and public health practices as they emerge.

Our commitment to you
A&C is committed to the continuity of all our services and partnering with our clients to support the health and well-being of their people throughout this period of escalated concern and on an ongoing basis.

Sincerely,
Damien O’Rourke
VP & COO

DCAT WEEK 2020

As a proud longstanding DCAT member, A&C is delighted to communicate that we will be participating in DCAT Week 2020 from March 23rd to 26th in New York City.

Our team will be holding meetings at the Fitzpatrick Hotel conference room on March 24th and 25th. If you would like to book a meeting with us, please email:
usa@acggp.com (North American customers)
euro@acggp.com (European customers)

A&C is looking forward to meeting you at DCAT Week in New York next month.

A&C JOINS MASSBIO

A&C is happy to announce that we have recently joined MassBio, the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. MassBio is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to advance Massachusetts’ leadership in the life sciences industry. The association has more than 1,200 member companies, approximately 65% of which are biotechnology companies, including finished drug manufacturers and raw materials suppliers such as A&C.

As a proud member of this association, we will be participating in the 2020 State of Possible Conference in Boston on March 25th, which will celebrate the changes, achievements and current opportunities in the biotech industry. If you would like to meet our team at the event, please contact our Business Development Director, Luc Miron at luc@acggp.com or email usa@acggp.com.
We look forward to meeting you and our industry peers at all the upcoming MassBio events in 2020.

Trends in the biotech industry confirm the increasing need for new excipients as they facilitate the development of biotechnology-derived drugs. These excipients are required to be compatible with the innovative active principles such as those originating from biotechnology. A greater synergy between excipient manufacturers and pharmaceutical manufacturers is going to help in the development of tailor-made designer excipients complying with safety, performance, and regulatory issues. Our experience as a global GMP excipient manufacturer has taught us that each customer has unique product needs requiring tailored solutions. We are a leading global GMP excipient manufacturer to the life sciences industry, offering our customers a broad portfolio of excipients. We also provide technical, quality and regulatory support throughout the entire sales cycle. Contact us at info@acggp.com or visit our website to discover our range of custom GMP services and to learn more about our GMP excipients https://www.acggp.com/excipients-manufacturer/.

CPhI WORLDWIDE – STAND 80N80

As previously announced, A&C will exhibit at CPhI Worldwide 2019 from November 5th to November 7th. This year, the global trade show is taking place in Frankfurt, Messe Frankfurt. We are delighted to participate and exhibit once again at this world-renowned event for the pharmaceutical industry.

The A&C team is looking forward to meeting customers, partners and suppliers and will be happy to welcome you to our stand, number 80N80 located in Hall 8. Please email euro@acggp.com if you would like to arrange a meeting with a member of our team.

Follow us on LinkedIn for updates and further information on this event https://lnkd.in/eDSdZd8.

A&C stand: 80N80 – Hall 8