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.

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A&C stand: 80N80 – Hall 8


For the second consecutive year A&C attended the Pharma Industry Awards, the prestigious annual Irish awards dedicated to the pharmaceutical industry. The Awards night took place in Dublin on October 24th at the Citywest Hotel, with over 600 attendees from pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies from all over Ireland.

This year we were proud sponsor of the “Pharma company of the year – Large” award, won by AbbVie in Ireland. A&C would like to congratulate AbbVie for their outstanding performance and their significant contribution to the pharmaceutical industry; we are delighted to be an approved supplier for them.

The Awards night in Dublin has been a very enjoyable and amazing event where we had the opportunity to meet our industry peers from all over the country. We were delighted to assist to the recognition of great excellence demonstrated by individuals and companies operating in the Irish pharmaceutical industry. A&C would also like to thank all the stakeholders involved in the event.

In the picture Gearoid O’Rourke (Sales and Marketing Director) presenting the award to the AbbVie team.


Estefania Bertaina, our Account Manager for Canada attended the BioAlberta’s 20th annual Showcase and Awards Gala in Edmonton, Alberta on September 24th. As a proud member of this association we were delighted to attend this important industry event and to support the Canadian fast-growing biotech community.
The awards ceremony celebrated the business achievements and the outstanding contributions of companies and individuals to the development of the biotech and life sciences industry in the province of Alberta.
In the picture, Estefania with Robb Stoddard, Manager for memberships & partnerships at BioAlberta.


A&C is delighted to have launched our new website www.acggp.com. The new look reflects the existing and new services that we offer to our pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical customers. Please visit www.acggp.com and check out all our custom services and product capabilities.

Additionally, we have also launched www.acbiobuffer.com, a dedicated website for the manufacture of buffers, process solutions, cleaning solutions, custom liquid blends and water for injection (WFI) in Europe. Go to www.acbiobuffer.com to discover the full range of products available.


A&C is delighted to communicate that once again this year we will exhibit at CPhI Worldwide, the world’s largest pharmaceutical exhibition that unites over 45,000 visiting attendees and 2,500 international exhibitors under one roof. This year, the global trade show will take place in Messe Frankfurt from the 5th to the 7th November. Our stand number is 80N80 and is located in Hall 8.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with A&C at the event, please contact:
Euro@acggp.com +353 52 614 8880
info@acggp.com +1 514 336 1493

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We look forward to welcoming and meeting customers, suppliers and business partners at our stand at CPhI.

Our stand number is 80N80.


Earlier this month we were proud to announce our Linda Fong merit award recipient, Nikolin Frasheri. Niko has worked with A&C for over 15 years progressing within the company to his current role as Laboratory Goods Specialist at one of our Canadian sites. His role involves him working with multiple departments within the company and ensuring excellent service from his area of responsibility. Niko has contributed to the growth of A&C through his hard work and has demonstrated constant excellence and dedication. The award was presented to Niko by Ken McCracken (President and CEO), Luc Miron (VP) and Damien O’Rourke (VP and COO).

Congratulations from all at A&C to Niko, we are happy to have him as a member of our team. We also are very proud of our strong, highly skilled and loyal workforce we have the privilege to work with daily. Thank you to all our staff.


A&C produces GMP Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol Multi-Compendial that meets the most stringent Quality, Safety, Purity, and Suitability requirements for Pharmaceutical use.

What is Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol?
Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol (also known as phenethyl alcohol or 2-phenylethanol) is a colorless, aromatic, and somewhat viscous liquid fragrance found naturally in many essential oils in nature such as rose, carnation, hyacinth and many others. It is used widely in cosmetics, perfumes and pharmaceuticals due to its low toxicity, beautiful fragrance and its antibacterial properties. It is produced commercially as a synthetically derived, colorless compound via a Friedel Crafts reaction from benzene and ethylene oxide. It is known as the rose fragrance.

Is there a problem with commercial grade Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol?
The majority of commercial Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol is destined for use in cosmetics, perfumes, or as a flavor. These uses far exceed the quantities destined for pharmaceutical use, where Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol is utilized because of its useful activity and its excellent toxicity profile. However, most commercial grades are not manufactured with adequate GMPs for the pharmaceutical market. Indeed, it has been our experience (from auditing our supply network) that even GMP sources may involve down-packing or other steps in the supply chain that do not meet our expectations for excipient GMPs required by the pharmaceutical industry.

A&C manufactures two high purity GMP grades of Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol
A&C produces two grades of this product using the same proprietary fractional process that yields a high purity Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol, with a superior impurity profile (very low aldehydes and chlorinated compounds) and with all manufacturing falling within suitable GMPs for pharmaceutical application.
• Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol USP
o An excipient grade GMP manufactured ingredient complying to IPEC GMP standard
o Meets USP-NF monograph (has ultra-low residue on ignition)
o Truly GMP and GDP compliant start to finish, full supply chain transparency

Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol Multi-Compendial
o An excipient grade ingredient
o Meets USP-NF and JP compendia
o EXCiPACT GMP and GDP certified manufacturing

A&C prides itself on strict controls, holds ISO 9001:2015 and EXCiPACT quality certifications, has a Drug Establishment license from Health Canada for manufacturing of APIs and is audited by Health Canada and the US FDA.
If your company utilizes Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol for a pharmaceutical application, we believe you should strongly consider A&C’s product for assurance it is designed from ‘start-to-finish’ to meet your GMP requirements.


A&C Your Global GMP Partner is excited to announce the opening of A&C Bio Buffer Ltd, our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Limerick, Ireland.

With over 50 years of experience servicing the life sciences industry, A&C has recognized the demand for bio buffers, process solutions and cleaning solutions in the Irish and European markets and has decided to expand its footprint in this region due to customers’ demand for localized manufacturing.

The site is located in Co. Limerick in close proximity to pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical hubs, allowing for safety stocks and rapid delivery times nationwide.

The new Irish manufacturing plant is ISO 9001:2015 certified and is dedicated to GMP manufacturing of biological buffers, process solutions, chemical blends, buffering salts, cleaning solutions and WFI (water for injection). A&C Bio Buffer is the only company in Ireland to manufacture biological buffers with WFI and offers cost-effective, flexible and tailored solutions for your buffer outsourcing needs. Full supporting quality and supply chain documentation is provided with all products, and full release testing is also provided and tailored to the customers’ requirements.

A variety of custom packaging formats that meet FDA and EMEA packaging requirements are available. They range from 10 L to 1,000 L, and include single use bio process bags, HDPE plastic drums, stainless steel drums, and IBCs. A&C also offers GMP down-pack and repack of excipients and raw materials.

Please visit our Bio Buffer dedicated website www.acbiobuffer.com to discover the custom blends available or email acbiobuffersales@acggp.com if you would like to learn more about A&C Bio Buffer.


For the second consecutive year, A&C has the privilege to sponsor the Irish Pharma Industry Awards. The Awards night will take place in Dublin in the Citywest Hotel on Thursday, October 24th.

This year we are proud sponsor of the “Large pharma company of the year” category, one of the most important awards which last year was won by Chanelle Pharma. In 2018 we sponsored the “Supplier of the year” category awarded to Zenith Technologies, a global technology company for the life sciences sector. Our Sales and Marketing Director Gearoid O’Rourke stated that “these prestigious awards are an important recognition for the staff and companies that manufacture life-saving drugs on the island of Ireland. Last year’s event was a very enjoyable night where we had the opportunity to recognize and celebrate industry leaders with our current customers and industry partners”.

Founded in 2014, the Pharma Industry Awards recognise and celebrate the most original and innovative individuals and companies that demonstrate excellence in the Irish Pharmaceutical sector.

We are looking forward to meeting our industry peers on the Awards night. Follow us on LinkedIn for all the updates on this great event.


BIO International Convention 2019

A&C is actively involved in the biotech community and takes part in numerous industry related events and conferences globally. Last week Estefania Bertaina, Account Manager for Canada, attended the BIO International Convention 2019 in Philadelphia, PA, USA. She was delighted to meet a number of key customers and she also visited the Canadian Pavilion where she had the opportunity to meet BIOTECanada and BioAlberta, two life sciences Canadian associations we are a proud member of.

As a supplier of raw materials for the fast-paced and life-saving biopharmaceutical industry, A&C was delighted to participate in this event with biotech companies from around the globe.