Updated Specials Drug Tariff

The updated arrangements for payments for Specials and imported unlicensed medicines that cover the Specials Drug Tariff is now available - effective 1st May 2020

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IMP manufacturing

Due to an increasing trend towards the outsourcing of NHS services in a bid to cut costs and increase efficiency, The Specials Laboratory manufactures IMPs so it can meet the supply needs of hospital-based clinical trials.
Our award-winning company has three MHRA-approved sites in Northumberland and is licensed to offer an IMP service including the non-sterile GMP manufacture of medicines for use in small clinical studies. This service supports clinical trial pharmacists and technicians, University medical schools and research doctors carrying out such clinical trials and requiring an outsourced manufacturing partner.
“Thanks for your continued support on our trial. The Specials Lab has consistently and professionally supplied us with study materials, even accommodating short notice request during postal strikes. Service has always been prompt and friendly and we will certainly consider using your service for future studies.”  
Specialist Pharmacist at a London Hospital.
The process
Your enquiry will be immediately transferred to our experienced Technical Team, which includes several pharmacists and senior pharmacy technicians, three qualified persons (QPs) and numerous pharmacy technicians - many with an extensive NHS background. Your project will then be progressed as follows -
  • Gathering of information
  • Preparation and submission of your quote including a payment plan and cost breakdown
  • Label approval and sign off
  • Technical agreement (following any amendments)
  • Outline of timescale
  • IMP manufacturing
  • QP release
  • Delivery when and where you need
We will also provide you with analytical and stability testing from our new state-of-the-art QC lab.
Years of production expertise combined with an efficient packaging operation is our special formula for being able to offer you an IMP manufacturing service for virtually all non-sterile dosage forms. These include –
  • Oral liquids and syringes
  • Capsules and sachets
  • Medicated lollipops
  • Ointments/creams/lotions
  • External lotions/paints
  • Ear and nasal drops
  • Disinfectants
  • Enema solutions
  • Suppositories and pessaries
  • Coal tar preparations
  • Potent preparations (including cytotoxics)
As with all services offered by The Specials Laboratory, we provide a dedicated Technical Team willing to listen and offer expert advice. Furthermore, our passionate and friendly staff always aim to deliver a service that constantly exceeds customer expectation.
Maximise efficiency and optimise your project budget by opting for our IMP service. Rest assured that all products are manufactured to GMP and released by one of our expert QPs. Furthermore, by outsourcing this element of your project to a reliable partner, we will help you reduce any project complications, better manage your budget and avoid any delays. If our new clinical trial service is of interest and you would like to speak to our team, please call us today on 0800 028 4925 or email us.
Order Form IMP Manufacture Brochure English Brochure Scottish
phone 0800 028 4925 fax 0800 083 4222 tech phone 0800 977 4035 email orders@specialslab.co.uk
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