Biologics Technology & Facilities

By investing over $20 million in facilities and equipment, Frontage has stayed ahead of the technology curve and in front of the competitors.  Allow us to learn more about how our technology could meet your needs.  Some of the Frontage resources that are important to our Biologics customers include:

 

Instruments

  • PCR (AB 7900HT-Real Time PCR System)
  • MSD 6000
  • Tomtec and Tecan liquid handling systems
  • Spectramax
  • BIORAD CHEMI-Doc (quantitation of SDS-PAGE/WB)
  • Abbott AxSYM System

Facilities

 

Based near Philadelphia, Frontage operates in two countries – the US and China – with one seamless quality system.  Customers appreciate that we are located close to them for ease of oversight and monitoring.  They also like the fact that they can pass work to us one day and get data the next because our global staff effectively works around the clock.

 

 

A few highlights regarding our facilities:

  • Central security alarm monitoring system and 24-hour card controlled facility access
  • Validated Watson LIMS system for centralized data storage and management for both the US and China facilities
  • Incremental nightly data backup, full weekly and monthly backups
  • Tissue Culture Room
  • Secure sample storage
    • Sample inventories
    • Sample login to Watson LIMS
    • -20° C walk in freezers
    • -70° C freezers
    • On-site emergency power backup for all freezers
    • Freezer temperature monitoring with remote notification capability

Advanced Operating Systems

 

Our advanced Operating Systems ensure optimal utilization of our technology and facilities.  These Operating Systems include:

  • Integrated Quality Assurance using GMP/GLP/GCP, and guidance from FDA and OECD
    • On-site independent Quality Assurance Unit (QAU)
    • Periodic inspections from QAU, clients, and Quality Assurance consulting firms
    • Strict Quality Control process (technical, QC specialist, management and QA)
    • Data qualified for regulatory submissions
    • Personnel Training Programs, eg. Systematic GLP/technical/SOP training
    • Project Management
    • Sample Tracking
    • Data Handling and Archiving

Excellence in Compliance

 

The end result of our sophisticated Operating Systems is a spotless compliance record.  Over the past six years, for example, Frontage has achieved successful outcomes in every single one of the routine audits completed by FDA officials.

In addition, Frontage has current CLIA certification and PA state DOH certification, and is GLP compliant.