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April 2017

Sharp announces £9 million investment in European Clinical Services Centre of Excellence
3rd April 2017: Sharp Clinical Services (Sharp), part of UDG Healthcare plc (LON:UDG), has announced a £9 million  investment to fund a new multiple-phase pharmaceutical manufacturing, packaging and distribution facility in Wales.  The investment, which also includes £500,000 from the Welsh Government, will enable the company to satisfy increased demand for Phase III clinical and … Continue reading Sharp announces £9 million investment in European Clinical Services Centre of Excellence

April 2017

Sharp Packaging Services Acquires Daiichi Sankyo Inc.’s Pharmaceutical Packaging Facility in Bethlehem PA
Sharp Packaging Services (“Sharp”), a division of UDG Healthcare, plc, a global leader in contract packaging and clinical supply services, today announced that it has acquired a pharmaceutical packaging facility in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania from Daiichi Sankyo Inc. for a total consideration of USD $14 million.  The 146,000 sq ft pharmaceutical grade packaging facility will offer … Continue reading Sharp Packaging Services Acquires Daiichi Sankyo Inc.’s Pharmaceutical Packaging Facility in Bethlehem PA

January, 2017

Diurnal Partners with Ashfield and Sharp for Outsourced Services
Ashfield and Sharp Packaging Services, both part of UDG Healthcare plc, have announced that Diurnal Group plc, the specialty pharmaceutical company targeting patient needs in chronic endocrine (hormonal) diseases, has selected Ashfield to support Diurnal in building sales and medical infrastructure in major European territories and Sharp to provide services related to the commercial supply … Continue reading Diurnal Partners with Ashfield and Sharp for Outsourced Services

Sept, 2016

Optimizing Your CMO/CPO Network for serialization [Contract Pharma, Sept 2016]
What are the key steps you need to consider in assessing your partner network’s readiness for serialization? Gaurav Banerjee, Sharp Packaging Solution’s Director of Technical Services explains.

September, 2016

Sharp Announces Alliance with Serialisation Technology Leaders TraceLink, Systech, Covectra and Domino
Sharp Packaging Services, a division of UDG healthcare and global leader in contract packaging and clinical services, today announced they will be addressing delegates at CPhI WorldWide, alongside technology partners and leaders in serialisation – TraceLink, Systech, Covectra and Domino. The alliance will offer Sharp’s clients a proven and rapid implementation path to serialisation readiness … Continue reading Sharp Announces Alliance with Serialisation Technology Leaders TraceLink, Systech, Covectra and Domino

August, 2016

Sharp Packaging Services Selects TraceLink to Achieve DSCSA Compliance for 100+ Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
TraceLink Inc., the World’s Largest Track and Trace Network for connecting the Life Sciences supply chain and eliminating counterfeit prescription drugs from the global marketplace, today announced that Sharp Packaging Services has purchased a range of serialization solutions from TraceLink in order to prepare for the next phase of rapidly approaching requirements under the U.S. … Continue reading Sharp Packaging Services Selects TraceLink to Achieve DSCSA Compliance for 100+ Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

June, 2016

Sharp Invests $45 million To Increase Contract Packaging Capabilities by 30%
New 112,000 Square Foot Building Is Devoted to Specialty/Biologic/Cold Chain Packaging; 4 New Bottling Lines Added to Current Facility

May, 2016

Sharp Clinical Services welcomes Dave Wilson as Head of Operations
Dave Wilson has joined as Head of Operations for Sharp Clinical Services, based at the Crickhowell site in South Wales.

April, 2016

Sharp Clinical Services UK are shortlisted for the Outstanding Acheivement Award at the MediLink UK Awards

February, 2016

Sharp Packaging Solutions welcomes the EU Falsified Medicines Directive to Advance Pharmaceutical Authentication and Patient Safety
UDG Healthcare’s pharma packaging division encouraged by safety directive that will improve pharmaceutical manufacturing.

July, 2015

Sharp Packaging Solutions launches white paper on upcoming directive on Serialisation
Sharp Packaging Solutions, part of UDG Healthcare plc (LON: UDG), the leading international provider of healthcare services, has launched an informative white paper on the challenges around serialisation titled “Product Serialisation to Advance Pharmaceutical Authentication and Patient Safety”.   Counterfeiting and product diversion are major problems faced by the global pharmaceutical industry. In 2007, the … Continue reading Sharp Packaging Solutions launches white paper on upcoming directive on Serialisation

July, 2015

Sharp Clinical Services Expand UK Facilities
Sharp Clinical Services, part of UDG Healthcare plc, (LON: UDG), the leading international provider of healthcare services, has expanded its storage and packaging facilities in the UK by an additional 5,000 square feet, creating an additional 10 roles at the site.     The new facility based in Crickhowell is now the fourth unit of … Continue reading Sharp Clinical Services Expand UK Facilities

June, 2015

Whitepaper: Product Serialisation to Advance Pharmaceutical Authentication and Patient Safety
The Pharmaceutical Industry Takes On a New Global Challenge   By: Gaurav Banerjee, Director, Technical Services – US & EU, Sharp Packaging Solutions   The pharmaceutical industry faces complex issues in ensuring patient safety. It must test and provide safety and efficacy profiles on its prescription drugs during clinical trials and throughout the product lifecycle. … Continue reading Whitepaper: Product Serialisation to Advance Pharmaceutical Authentication and Patient Safety

January, 2015

Frank Lis joins as President of Sharp Clinical Services
Sharp Packaging Services, part of UDG Healthcare plc, has announced that Frank Lis has joined as President of Sharp Clinical Services. In this role, Frank will have global responsibility for Sharp Clinical Services, which is the specialist clinical supply chain services business unit of the Sharp Packaging Services division of UDG Healthcare plc.   Working … Continue reading Frank Lis joins as President of Sharp Clinical Services

December, 2014

Sharp U.S. President and CEO Announces Retirement
George Burke, President and CEO of Sharp US has decided to retire at the end of our current financial year, in September 2015.   George has worked for fourteen years at Sharp and has led our US commercial packaging group since its inception into UDG six years ago.   Prior to Sharp, George worked for … Continue reading Sharp U.S. President and CEO Announces Retirement

November, 2014

Mike O’Hara joins Sharp Packaging Services as Divisional Managing Director
Sharp Packaging Services, part of UDG Healthcare plc, has announced that Mike O’Hara has joined as Divisional Managing Director.   In this role, Mike will have global responsibility for the Sharp Division, managing both the commercial packaging and the clinical business units. Sharp Packaging Services, comprises of Sharp Packaging Solutions and Sharp Clinical Services.   … Continue reading Mike O’Hara joins Sharp Packaging Services as Divisional Managing Director