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Pharmatek's Highly-Potent and Cytotoxic (HP/C) Facility Positions It as Industry Leader in Development and Manufacturing of HP/C Compounds
Date:5/5/2009

Pharmatek Demonstrates Effectiveness Of New Highly-Potent And Cytotoxic (HP/C) Facility Through Airborne Particulate Testing.

SAN DIEGO, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmatek Laboratories, Inc. - a premier pharmaceutical chemistry development organization supporting the pharmaceutical industry - has completed comprehensive airborne particulate testing of its new state-of-the-art facility for the development and manufacturing of highly-potent and cytotoxic compounds.

"The testing results of our HP/C facility allows Pharmatek to expand our development and manufacturing services to include highly potent and cytotoxic compounds, and do it in the safest possible way," says Tim Scott, President of Pharmatek Laboratories. "The results from extensive facility testing exceeded Pharmatek's expectations for the safe handling of category 4 compounds on a 5 band scheme."

The monitoring results exceeded the testing goals and demonstrate Pharmatek's engineering controls and practices are effective at controlling airborne particulates down to 0.1ug/m3 levels.

"Combined with the facility engineering controls, significantly lower particulate levels are achieved when respiratory protection factors and process specific enclosure systems are taken into account. The specific operator breathing zone results, on an actual time-weighted basis, demonstrate that Pharmatek can safely handle highly-potent and cytotoxic compounds," says Kevin Rosenthal, Director of Manufacturing at Pharmatek Laboratories.

The facility was specifically designed for the development and manufacturing of HP/C drug products. The dedicated facility includes 18,000 sq. ft. of analytical, formulation development and manufacturing lab space. In addition to the development space, there are two certified and validated high-containment manufacturing suites designed with soft-wall enclosure systems that give flexibility to meet the demands of each client's project.

About Pharmatek Laboratories, Inc.

Pharmatek Laboratories Inc. is a pharmaceutical chemistry development company providing full-service pharmaceutical chemistry product development for the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmatek focuses on bringing client compounds from discovery to the clinic with services that include compound selection, analytical development, preformulation testing, formulation development, GMP manufacturing, and stability storage and testing.

Statements contained in this media release which are not historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ from those projected including sales forecasts and strategic expansion. The trademarks Pharmatek, Pharmatek Laboratories, Inc., Hot Rod Chemistry and Pharmatek Formulation Screening are all property of Pharmatek Laboratories, Inc. Additional information about Pharmatek Laboratories may be obtained at the Web site http://www.pharmatek.com or by calling 858-805-6383.

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    Ryan Lane, Marketing Coordinator
    Pharmatek Laboratories, Inc.
    (858) 805-6383 x284
    rlane@pharmatek.com

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