The Ofichem Group had a great presence at CPHI 2016 held in Barcelona from 4-6 October.
Thanks to all our employees, visitors, international clients and partners who helped to making this
event a great success!
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Prime Minister Mark Rutte visits R&D Lab Ofichem
At Wednesday 1st of June, as part of an innovation tour through the North of the Netherlands, Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands has visited our R&D Lab in Groningen. After opening the conference “Building the future of Health” at the University Medical Center Groningen, Mr. Rutte visited the company Innolab Chemie BV.
Innolab Chemie BV is an initiative of the University of Groningen and the company Syncom BV, which provides laboratory and office space to start-ups, as well to bigger regional companies that have physically located their R&D activities there. Laboratorium Ofichem BV moved her R&D department to the Innolab in 2015 and participated right from the start. Dr. Weite Oldenziel, CEO of Laboratorium Ofichem BV, showed the laboratory facilities and gave further information on the activities for the pharmaceutical industry. He stressed the importance of collaboration between the different companies.
Mr. Rutte emphasized that the North of the Netherlands is on the map when it comes to innovations and entrepreneurship and says this is also contributed by the strong collaboration between the Business, Government and Educational institutions in Groningen.
Innolab, Syncom and our staff were very excited about the visit and the great interest Mr. Rutte showed.
External analysis for pharmacies who are making their own preparations
From the end of December 2015, CAL Zwolle has finished their foundation. One of the former CAL employees has been hired by Lab Ofichem per 1st of January 2016. Former CAL Zwolle members have been informed about the possibility to have their analysis carried out by Lab Ofichem as per 1st of January 2016. Coming April we will organize a open door day for all former CAL members and other public and hospital pharmacies. Participants (most of them pharmacies who are making their own preparations) will be informed about the possibilities of executing external analysis and the supply of raw materials by Lab Ofichem.
Succesfull FDA Audit
From 14 till 18 December the FDA has carried out an extensive audit at our production plant in Ter Apel.
The result was very succesfull. For our company this is a great milestone and a good basis to supply our products to the US market in the near future.
Finishing of rebuilding
After months of rebuilding of our production plant, we are very happy with and proud of the result! The production areas have been completely rebuilded, new clothing- and commodity locks have been equipped and technical areas have been completely renewed in which new duct systems and air-pressure systems have been installed. These pictures give a short impression of the new areas, equipment and installations.
R&D Lab moves to Groningen
Since November the R&D Lab of the Ofichem Group has moved to the Zernike Park in Groningen. It is situated in the building of Syncom, where also Innolab has recently been opened www.innolabchemie.nl.
With this move we have access to extended laboratoria facilities like fume chambers and lab tables. Also we are able to work at a closer basis with Syncom. Innolab Chemistry is a perfect place for product development. The unique exchange of experience and ideas with Syncom and the University can lead to a new build of open innovation with more opportunities to developping new products.
Ofichem at CPHI Madrid
Ofichem was present at CPHI exhibition that took place in Madrid from 13-15 October 2015.
CPHI Europe is being held once a year and is the largest exhibition in the pharmaceutical industry. This exhibition
is organized every year in another city, and has expanded to an event with 2.200 exhibitors and over 36.000 visitors from 140 countries. During this event we had a lot of interesting conversations and met a lot of people. We thank all of our visitors and hope to see you next year at CPHI Barcelona (4-6 October 2016).
Opening of puchasing office in Hangzhou
Recently Ofichem has opened a new purchasing office in Hangzhou, China. From this office purchase is being coordinated and audits are being executed for both Ofichem and her customers.