CHICAGO, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Celsis Rapid Detection, a division of Celsis International plc (LSE: CEL.L), has been named the Frost & Sullivan 2008 North American Growth Strategy Leadership Award recipient for Rapid Microbial Testing Methods used in the Manufacture and Release of Pharmaceuticals.
"The Celsis Rapid Detection system is a powerful and flexible technology that enables pharmaceutical companies to significantly reduce production cycle times in the manufacturing process," said Madhu Sharma, Ph.D, industry analyst for Frost & Sullivan. "Not only does Celsis help customers get safe products to market faster, it returns bottom-line benefits like freed-up working capital while reducing inventory and safety stock requirements."
Conventional screening for microbial contamination in raw materials, in-process work or finished goods takes an average of five days at each step. Through the use of a proprietary enzyme accelerant, the Celsis system delivers an accurate verdict in as little as 18 hours, allowing companies to run leaner and more responsive manufacturing systems.
"We are very pleased to be recognized for our leadership in rapid testing methods for pharmaceutical manufacturers," explained Jay LeCoque, Celsis CEO. "Our customers are strong advocates of rapid methods because of the highly reliable Celsis system, our world-class service, and the simple fact that we save them significant time and money by taking days out of their manufacturing cycle times."
Frost & Sullivan selected Celsis as a Best Practices Award recipient in the 2008 North American Growth Strategy Leadership category for the company's focused efforts in product innovation, sales strategy, and customer support. The research and growth consulting firm also recognized Celsis' ability to increase the market presence, regulatory acceptance, and widespread adoption of its Celsis Rapid Detection systems.
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