Vetter And Sentry Biopharma Services Establish Preferred Partnership Agreement

Supports a streamlined path from filling lab to clinic for early-stage study drugs

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Vetter, a leading provider of aseptic prefilled drugdelivery systems, and Sentry BioPharma Services, a provider of supply chain management and clinical packaging services, today announced that they have signed a preferred partnership agreement. Vetter will fill earlystage, highvalue biopharmaceuticals at its Chicago facility; Sentry will label, package and ship the clinical supplies from its site in Indianapolis, Indiana. The collaboration will help streamline the path of study drugs from filling lab to clinic while safeguarding product integrity.

Said Peter Soelkner, Vetter managing director, "Our partnership with Sentry affirms our mutual commitment to helping clients get highquality products to market quickly and efficiently. It also affirms Vetter's commitment to the North American market." The Chicago facility, which focuses on preclinical to phase II projects, is Vetter's first outside of Germany and is an expansion of Vetter Development Service. It will be operational at the beginning of Q4 2010.

"We're proud to partner with Vetter," said Jennifer Marcum Sentry's chief executive officer. "Both of our companies share the same dedication to the quality and safety of our clients' products." Sentry was recently awarded a contract by The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to store and distribute influenza vaccine for the U.S. National Strategic Reserve. "In addition, we're both privately held companies with central U.S. locations allowing rapid response to industry needs and accessibility to clients across North America."

About Sentry BioPharma Services - www.sentrybps.com

Sentry BioPharma Services maintains cGMP temperaturecontrolled storage, FDA labeling capability, distribution licenses and an active Foreign Trade Zone status to exclusively serve the global pharmaceutical, biotechnology and health care industries. Its facilities, infrastructure and services are specifically designed to meet the warehousing, packaging, logistics and contract service needs of pharmaceutical and biotech firms, health care providers and suppliers, contract research organizations (CROs), contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs), wholesalers, distributors and government entities.

Sentry's management team offers expertise in cold chain storage and logistics, quality assurance, pharmaceutical packaging and kitting development. Sentry also offers strategic solutions for domestic and international transportation and logistics as well as endtoend import and export management. The company's validated processes and inventory tracking systems are FDA compliant, adhere to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and comply with stringent standard operating procedures (SOP) outlined in Sentry's Validation Master Plan. Sentry is VAWD® accredited, which ensures its storage, handling and distribution methods meet the recognized guidelines of the National Association of Board of Pharmacy®. The company is privatelyheld and strategically headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind.
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