DPT Laboratories, Ltd., a pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization, announced a restructuring of its facilities to create three new Centers of Excellence, each focusing on a different area of expertise.

DPT has established Centers of Excellence for Sterile & Specialty Products, Semi-solids & Liquids, and Research & Development to support clients' pharmaceutical development programs and manufacturing needs.

"We feel each of these Centers of Excellence will provide our clients with access to experienced personnel who are experts in their field and who will provide comprehensive development and manufacturing services," said Paul Johnson, President & COO of DPT.

DPT Laboratories in Lakewood, New Jersey, is home to The Center for Sterile & Specialty Products. This center specializes in the development and aseptic manufacturing of clinical trial material and commercial scale products to meet sterile requirements. The 175,000-square-foot site recently underwent a multimillion-dollar transformation to provide state-of-the-art aseptic processing suites and filling equipment.

The Center for Semi-solids & Liquids in San Antonio, Texas, will provide cGMP pilot, clinical and commercial scale manufacturing for prescription and over-the-counter products. The center also includes a dedicated cGMP aerosol and pMDI manufacturing facility. A multi-million-dollar investment was also made to this center to improve efficiency and increase capacity.

DPT's Center for Research & Development in San Antonio provides pharmaceutical development services to include pre-formulation and formulation development as well as analytical development services. This center will perform research and development activities and support technical transfers to the applicable manufacturing center of excellence.

"We are committed to excellence and investing in our future. Our goal is to provide our clients the most efficient and the best development and manufacturing services," said Johnson. "These strategic changes reflect our mission of providing enhancements to service, innovation, and technology for our customers as we move into our next strategic plan."