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PSA-Clearwater Impresses Pharmaceutical Giant Merck with Virtual FAT


When travel restrictions made an onsite factory acceptance test (FAT) impossible, the CARR Centritech centrifuge team of Pneumatic Scale Angelus in Clearwater, Florida (USA) quickly transitioned to a virtual FAT for a Powerfuge for Merck. What originally was expected to take a week at the customer site was completed in just three days, resulting in a successful FAT and a thrilled customer!

Mike Welch, PSA’s Director of Centrifuge Sales, explained, “For pharmaceutical companies like Merck, any disruption to the supply chain can result in devastating regulatory delays or potential shutdowns that bring the development and delivery of vital medications and potential vaccines to a halt. For our team, it serves a great reminder that we all play a part in this fight and our work has far-reaching and meaningful effects.”

Steve Curran, Merck’s Associate Director of Engineering, said, “Your planning and execution of this virtual FAT is a great example of commitment to innovation and commitment to meeting the project goals for the benefit of the future patients this equipment will serve.”

Pictured, from L to R: Darris Stowers, Gerald Cummiskey, Paul Gregowicz (black shirt), and Jim Davis (green shirt)

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