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Ridgewood Architects Help Allendale Manufacturer Expand Again

PCT, a cell therapy manufacturing company, is expanding its facilities in Ridgewood.
PCT, a cell therapy manufacturing company, is expanding its facilities in Ridgewood. Photo Credit: PCT

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Poskanzer Skott Architects of Ridgewood has designed yet another expansion for Allendale-based PCT, a development and manufacturing company that focuses exclusively on the cell therapy industry.

PCT is an external manufacturing partner that provides the infrastructure to help clients develop and manufacture cell-therapy based products.

The new design includes additional clean rooms and other upgrades, and it will improve PCT's commercial-grade manufacturing capacity, under both U.S. and European Union regulatory standards. The company has these high-level-compliant facilities on both the east and west coast.

"The expanded design provides additional space to house growing demand for our services, including expanding our capability to process, manufacture and develop EU-compliant cell therapy products," explained Dr. Rober Preti, president and co-founder of PCT.

"We thank PSA for their past and ongoing support to grow PCT's infrastructure alongside the advancement of the cell therapy industry."

PSA designed the original Allendale facility in 2008, with plans to build out in phases. The first phase included four clean room suites and a freezer farm unit with multiple liquid nitrogen freezers. Subsequent additions included additional clean rooms and a redesigned warehouse and storage space.

The latest phase includes two more clean rooms. The facility will have eight FDA-compliant rooms and five that are compliant with European Medicines Agency requirements. Construction on the latest expansion should be completed in 2017.

"We take great pride in the quality and longevity of our relationship with PCT," explains PSA partner Barry Poszkanzer. "PCT is an exciting company and we look forward to providing additional support and services as the company expands, and as compliance regulations require."

PSA is an award-winning design and planning firm, recognized for its innovative and practical solutions to architectural challenges. The company has broad experience in the entire design process, from concept to completion. It works for office, industrial, retail, multi-family, educational, health care and residential clients, in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

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