Recipharm Case Study

Recipharm Case Study

Recipharm is one of Europe’s leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisations operating manufacturing facilities in Sweden, France, the UK and Switzerland from their headquarters near Stockholm. Recipharm supply over six hundred different products in a variety of dosage forms to demanding pharmaceutical companies worldwide including the USA. Dosage forms include solid dose, steriles (liquids and freeze dried), semi solids, beta-lactams, hormones, dry powder inhalers, granulates and powders. 



The Problem

This manufacturing facility, prior to being taken over by Recipharm, employed a manual system for recording uniformity of weight and other product attributes. This system was unable to provide immediate operator alerts when parameters were drifting and the preparation of management and customer reports was extremely time consuming.

The Solution

ICCS met with the site project teams to review their current procedures and advise on the most effective means of automating these procedures. The outcome was the installation of PlantSTATS PHARMA – a system which now benefits Recipharm in both their Solid Dose and Sterile products production departments.
In addition to featuring real-time reporting which can be used to monitor and continually improve performance PlantSTATS PHARMA provides Recipharm with a host of other benefits:

Developed by ICCS in association with a number of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies PlantSTATS PHARMA is specifically designed to monitor:

  • Tablets / Capsules
  • Ampoules / Vials
  • Cephalosporins
  • Sachets
  • Oral liquids etc


  • FDA21 CFR Part ll Compliant.
  • Automatic collection of tablet weight.
  • Facility to automatically capture data from other measuring instruments.
  • Long-term central storage of data on a server.
  • Rapid access to all stored by any authorised user on the corporate network.
  • Detailed reports for batch release, customers, audits, product reviews etc.
  • Powerful data search facility.
  • Ongoing support via a contract, which includes regular program enhancements.
  • Can be installed on existing server and PC’s and employ existing balances and other instruments*

Kevin Tilley, Pharmaceutical Technical Support Manager of Recipharm said: “PlantSTATS PHARMA is the central element of the pharmaceutical manufacturing process at Recipharm (Ashton), providing accurate and timely monitoring of product attributes.”

*Suitable Serial / USB interface required