Spectrum Pharmacy Products Opens New Pharmacy Institute for Training in Pharmaceutical Compounding

The $11 million, state-of-the-art Spectrum Pharmacy Institute will offer continuing education in compounding to pharmacists and technicians nationwide

Spectrum Pharmacy Institute Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony L to R: Randy Burg, President and CEO, Spectrum Chemical; New Brunswick, NJ Mayor Jim Cahill; Craig A. Recatto, PhD, President, Spectrum Pharmacy Products; Richard Dilzer, RPh, Director, Pharmacy Technical Services, Spectrum Pharmacy Products. (Photo: Business Wire)

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.--()--Spectrum Pharmacy Products, a leading 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, New Jersey. 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.

For more information regarding Spectrum Pharmacy Institute, courses offered or class schedule, please call 800-370-6231, ext. 5479 or email info@spectrumrx.com. Visit our continuing education page, Spectrum Pharmacy Institute.

About Spectrum Pharmacy Products

Spectrum Pharmacy Products, a division of Spectrum Chemical Manufacturing Corporation, manufactures and distributes high-quality compounding chemicals, equipment and supplies. Spectrum has been serving compounders for more than 40 years with the industry’s largest portfolio of USP/NF grade products and DEA Controlled Substances (Schedules I – V). Its bicoastal cGMP facilities are FDA registered and inspected, with additional certification to the ISO 9001:2008 standard. Spectrum is known for extensive laboratory testing with the highest standards and most modern instrumentation in the industry in both its New Jersey and California laboratories. For more information, visit www.spectrumrx.com.

About Spectrum Pharmacy Institute (SPI)

Spectrum Pharmacy Institute is a 42,000-square foot pharmacy distribution, manufacturing, and training facility located in New Brunswick, New Jersey. SPI is committed to providing the finest academic learning experience in the industry. The Institute offers the latest comprehensive lecture-based and hands-on compounding education. Learning programs feature a cutting-edge multi-media, audio-visual classroom and laboratory experience, including ISO-Class 7 & 8 cleanrooms, fully functional teaching laboratories, current compounding equipment and supplies, and USP <800> compliant facilities. All courses are written and presented by subject matter experts, and all education programs are reviewed by faculty of the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University and jointly accredited with Spectrum Pharmacy Institute. For more information, visit www.spectrumpharmacyinstitute.com.

Contacts

Media Contact:
Nsight Public Relations
Sandra Oak, 321-591-1508
soak@nsightpr.com
or
Company Contact:
Spectrum Chemical Mfg. Corp.
Grant Gibson, 1-310-516-8000, ext. 4601
Vice President, Marketing
ggibson@spectrumchemical.com

Release Summary

Spectrum Pharmacy Institute (SPI) opens its doors as a Compounding Education Center. SPI has made an $11 million commitment to pharmacists and technicians for continuing education in compounding.

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Contacts

Media Contact:
Nsight Public Relations
Sandra Oak, 321-591-1508
soak@nsightpr.com
or
Company Contact:
Spectrum Chemical Mfg. Corp.
Grant Gibson, 1-310-516-8000, ext. 4601
Vice President, Marketing
ggibson@spectrumchemical.com