Catalent earns 3-star community partner rating

Published 11:04 am Thursday, March 30, 2017

Catalent Pharma Solutions’ Winchester location is the flagship US manufacturing location for large-scale complex controlled release oral dose delivery technology.

Catalent was created in April 2007 when The Blackstone Group, a premier global investment and advisory firm, acquired the Pharmaceutical Technologies and Services segment of Cardinal Health, according to information from the company’s website.

The acquisition created a global network of experts and facilities dedicated to the advanced development, delivery, and supply of drug products, with over 75 years of pharmaceutical and consumer health experience and nearly 20 years serving the biotechnology industry.

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“If you’ve taken a product since then, there’s a 50 percent chance Catalent worked on it,” the company’s website claims.

Catalent’s name is a combination of the words catalyst and talent. The company has 8,500  employees worldwide as of 2016. It has about 7,000 products currently on the market.

The company’s Winchester branch is one of 33 around the globe, and it can produce 5.2 billion capsules per year.

Catalent took part in the Winchester-Clark County Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Community Partners program, which establishes a rating system (one to three stars) to recognize local organizations, businesses and industries that go above and beyond in their investment, promotion and contributions to the community.

Businesses and organizations must apply annually for the program and must meet several requirements. They must be a member of the chamber of commerce in good standing, display a clean, organized and well-maintained facility, offer health and wellness programs to employees, establish recycling programs to reduce their environmental footprint, have employees who volunteer at local community nonprofit organizations and/or mentoring programs, they must participate in community events, meet a certain percentage of employees who live in Clark County, participate in local training and professional development opportunities and actively seek employees who have the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) as well as veterans.

Catalent received three stars from the program, the highest score possible.