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Selecting the right supplier and solution for delivering critical medications to your patients is one of the most important decisions you must make. Your practitioners and your patients are relying on you.

SCA Pharma is a leader in defining Quality for the 503B Outsourcing market. The result is that you can depend on us to deliver safe and effective medicines.

SCA Pharma has an independent Quality Department that is fully dedicated to patient safety and excellence in sterile compounding.

As a registered 503B Outsourcing company, SCA Pharma complies with the cGMP’s and meets the requirements detailed in FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practice—Guidance for Human Drug Compounding Outsourcing Facilities, January 2020. SCA Pharma has a Quality Unit that is organizationally independent of all other functions including Operations. Our Quality unit is committed to meeting and exceeding the regulatory expectations set forth by the FDA for 503B Outsourcing Facilities as well as Chapter <797> of the United States Pharmacopeia and all applicable state and federal regulations.

SCA Pharma features state-of-the-art in-house laboratories to support the entire quality organization. Our labs include:

Chemistry Lab

The Chemistry Laboratory at our Windsor facility is responsible for developing and implementing robust analytical test methods that meet ICH validation criteria and that are stability-indicating. The laboratory conducts analytical release testing for each batch of finished product and full stability studies to support the product Beyond Use Date (BUD).

Our Chemistry Laboratory is equipped with:

  • High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • Ultra High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (UPLC)
  • Liquid particle counters
  • Thermo and Caron stability chambers and refrigerators
  • Karl Fischer Titration
  • pH meter
  • Atomic Absorption
Microbiology Lab

Our Microbiology laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art rapid technologies for sterility and endotoxin testing together with an automated microbial enumeration system. Microbial testing is performed on batches manufactured as part of a rigorous batch release process.

SCA Pharma’s  investment in rapid micro technology supports our commitment to deliver safe and effective medications  to patients, as quickly as possible.

In conjunction with our Environmental and Personnel Monitoring program, SCA Pharma also has the capability to perform in-house microbial identification using an automated mass spectrometry system. Our microbial identification program continuously assesses and trends any  microbial recoveries from within our classified areas.

Our laboratory is equipped with rapid microbiological technology, including:

  • SCANRDI Rapid Sterility Test
  • Endosafe-MCS System
  • Growth Direct Rapid Micro Testing

MEET OUR QUALITY STAFF

Our quality department is staffed with the best in the business. With over 75 years of collective experience in the pharmaceutical industry, these individuals lead a team that is dedicated to meeting the standards set by the FDA.

Grace Breen

Grace Breen is Senior Vice President of Quality at SCA Pharma. She leads global quality assurance, quality control, quality systems and quality compliance. She brings over 30 years of experience…

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Racheal Adams, Pharm.D.

Racheal is part of the original team at SCA Pharma and has served in various capacities before being named Director of Corporate Quality. In this role, Racheal manages global programs…

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Natasha Rivas

Natasha Rivas provides quality control and quality assurance oversight for SCA Pharma’s Windsor, CT facility. She brings more than seventeen years of experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry,…

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Debra Seilling-Ferguson

Debra Seilling-Ferguson provides quality control and quality assurance oversight for SCA Pharma’s Little Rock, AR facility. Debra brings a global perspective to SCA, having begun her career at Roche South…

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