Spectrum Pharmacy Products, a global manufacturer and distributor of pharmaceutical compounding chemicals, equipment and supplies, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently for the opening of the new Spectrum Pharmacy Institute, a 42,000 square-foot manufacturing, distribution and compounding training center located in New Brunswick. The Spectrum Pharmacy Institute represents an $11 million commitment the company has made to the New Brunswick community and to compounders nationally. Spectrum Pharmacy Institute’s expansion plans include the addition of approximately 50 new jobs in the New Brunswick area.
Spectrum hosted New Brunswick Mayor Jim Cahill; Rutgers University Pharmacy School dignitaries; international laboratory and pharmacy suppliers; and local and regional pharmacy customers at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Spectrum Pharmacy Products Division President, Dr. Craig A. Recatto, said, “We have been meeting the needs of compounding pharmacists for more than 40 years. We are excited to introduce this state-of-the-art facility to the local community and to pharmacists throughout the U.S. Our ribbon-cutting ceremony marks the launch of a new business phase for both Spectrum Pharmacy Products and our parent company, Spectrum Chemical.”
Mayor Cahill spoke about the Spectrum Pharmacy Institute as a new part of the company’s thriving network. “This new facility takes full advantage of much of what serves as a strong economic foundation of New Brunswick, built largely on health care, manufacturing and education. It will add approximately 50 new jobs, multiplying the impact on our local economy through the money spent by the company to operate its local facilities, the money earned by its employees, and money spent by visiting pharmacists. This new expansion will help our local health care institutions provide even more of the quality services we all depend on.”
Accreditation with the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University
15,000 square feet of the Spectrum Pharmacy Institute is dedicated to continuing education classrooms with the latest multimedia and AV technologies, as well as advanced laboratories, for hands-on, best practices compounding training.
Compounding courses at the Spectrum Pharmacy Institute are taught by national experts and are jointly accredited with the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University. The accredited courses provide continuing education units (CEUs) that are required by states that license pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Courses range from basic compounding techniques to sterile compounding, USP 800 compliance, hormone replacement therapy, pain management and veterinary compounding.