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Q1 Scientific, which provide stability storage services for the pharmaceutical, medical device and life science industries, is celebrating 10 years of operations at its Waterford base.

The firm is also celebrating the first anniversary of its site in Belgium, and has opened new facility in North Carolina, US.

Established by scientist Louise Grubb in 2013, Q1 Scientific was acquired by American firm Cambrex in 2022.

The group’s Waterford facility has been extended to 30,000 sq ft, while its Belgium base comprises 20,000 sq ft. Its new US location will be located in Durham, North Carolina and will initially have seven ICH stability chambers, with temperatures ranging from -70°C/-80°C to 40°C.

The phase two of its plans for the sites will see this increase to 20 ICH chambers and an extension to 20,000 cubic feet of storage space when complete.

“We are thrilled to expand Q1 Scientific’s reach into Durham, North Carolina, enhancing our ability to serve pharmaceutical companies across North America,” said Cambrex CEO Tom Loewald.

“This investment not only broadens our footprint but also leverages Q1 Scientific’s extensive expertise in the stability storage business. Q1 Scientific’s expansion into Durham complements its existing facilities in Waterford, Ireland, and Belgium, giving it a global footprint with three locations covering both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.”

Stephen Delaney, managing director of Q1 Scientific, added: “We are delighted to celebrate three major milestones at three different global sites today.

“Operating these three key global site locations will be a significant benefit to our customers, who can now expect faster turnaround times for the return of samples and greater temperature-controlled transport options across the US and Europe.

Q1 Scientific has marked a decade in Ireland.

“We also look forward to continuing to add to our team here in Ireland and overseas as we continue to expand our capabilities and capacity across our North American and European network to meet the growing demand for outsourced stability storage services.”

Photo: Stephen Delaney, managing director of Q1 Scientific.

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