Avista Pharma Earns Carolina Star Safety Award

CDMO Achieves Highest Level Of Safety And Health Certification


DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 20, 2017 – Avista Pharma Solutions, Inc. (“Avista Pharma”) has announced that its Durham, North Carolina facility has achieved Carolina Star status, the North Carolina Department of Labor’s (NCDOL) highest level of safety and health recognition. The NCDOL created the Carolina Star Program to recognize and promote effective safety and health management systems at workplaces throughout the state.


As a contract testing, development, and manufacturing company working to help clients bring new drugs to market, strict safety and health protocols are essential to protect employees and products within the facility. The Carolina Star award certifies Avista Pharma’s ability to control hazardous materials and demonstrates the company’s ongoing dedication to exemplary workplace health and safety standards.


“The Carolina Star certification is an outstanding accomplishment for our Durham facility and a reflection of the strong safety culture at Avista,” said Patrick Walsh, CEO of Avista Pharma. “On behalf of our entire team, we are honored to receive this recognition and are committed to upholding the high standards representative of a Carolina Star site.”


NCDOL Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry will present Avista Pharma with the Carolina Star certificate and flag on Wednesday, September 27. The presentation will begin shortly after 11:30 a.m. and will be held outside of Avista Pharma’s Durham office, weather permitting.


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About Avista Pharma Solutions, Inc.:
Avista Pharma, a portfolio company of Ampersand Capital Partners, is a contract testing, development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) encompassing over 200,000 square feet of laboratory and manufacturing space across three locations (Agawam MA, Durham NC and Longmont CO), providing pharmaceutical, animal health and medical device clients a broad suite of scientifically-differentiated services ranging from early stage API and Drug Product discovery, development and cGMP manufacturing to stand-alone analytical and microbiology testing support. For more information about Avista Pharma Solutions, Inc., please visit us at www.avistapharma.com.



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