Actavis logo 2012

Actavis (including Arrow-Pharm)
Sector: Pharmaceutical

Actavis, Inc. (NYSE: ACT) is a global, integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and distributing generic, brand and bio similar products. The company has global headquarters in Dublin, Ireland and Administrative Headquarters in Parsippany, New Jersey, USA. Operating as Actavis Pharma, the Company develops, manufactures and markets generic, branded generic, legacy brands and Over-the-Counter (OTC) products in over 60 countries.

Actavis Malta, has highly trained and dedicated employees, a favourable patent environment and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. Malta is a key contributor to the Actavis group of companies.

LaboPharm has supplied Actavis with a range of equipment via partners Agilent Technologies and Mettler Toledo as well as other renowned lab equipment manufacturers:

  • Chromatography equipment: Liquid Chromatography (LC)s, Ion Chromatography (IC)s, Gas Chromatography (GC)s
  • Spectroscopy equipment: UV-Vis
  • Dissolution apparatus coupled with spectrophotometer for online disso studies
  • Laboratory weighing: Micro Balances, Analytical Balances and Precision Balances
  • Industrial weighing: Industrial platforms (standard and ATEX rated) and Checkweighers (offline and online systems)
  • Electrochemical: Potentiometric and Karl Fischer Titrators and pH/cond. measuring equipment
  • Polarimeters, Autoclaves, Digestion Apparatus, Balance enclosures, Glassware washers, Water purification system, Laboratory refrigeration equipment
  • Other laboratory instrumentation


LaboPharm continues to support Actavis with extensive operators training for the proper operation of new equipment and with an ongoing maintenance agreement covering annual preventive maintenance, compliance (qualifications and calibrations) and repair services as and when they may be required.

LaboPharm and Agilent Technologies are also successfully running a Partner Edition and CrossLab program for in-house maintenance and self-compliance on Waters and Shimadzu HPLCs providing all the necessary training, tools and parts for audit ready electronic compliance protocols.

There are many advantages to this including reducing agreement costs, reducing approval and reviewing process for qualification protocols, reducing paper handling with electronic protocols for digital approval and archiving and reducing regulatory risks with an automated and unified compliance engine.

“Having LaboPharm on-board for the past seven years as our main laboratory service provider, our instruments installed base is constantly being maintained and validated for seamless and continuous laboratory operations” 

Joanne Ebejer – Purchasing Department Manager

Sector: Petrochemical

SGS is an international company providing inspection, verification, testing and certification services and is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With over 80,000 employees, SGS operate a network of more than 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.

SGS Malta has recently been setup as a petrochemical contract laboratory serving the local and international industry and LaboPharm is entrusted with the supply and commissioning of various instrumentation platforms and techniques:

  • Chromatography equipment: Liquid Chromatography (LC), Gas Chromatography (GC)
  • Spectroscopy: Inductively Coupled Plasma/Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES), Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR)
  • Titration: Karl Fischer (KF)
  • A range of Petroleum testing instruments and analysers
  • Other laboratory instrumentation


LaboPharm has and continues to support SGS from the installation and commissioning services to after-sales support. This includes operators training and setting up specific methods for intended applications, while providing prompt on-site service whenever required.

“SGS Malta has chosen LaboPharm for the supply and commissioning of most of their highly specialized instruments. LaboPharm’s commitment to meet their clients’ specific deadlines and dedication to their brands and products was and remains a key factor in the choice of supplier.”