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Largest ambient and cold packaging, storage and distribution facility for clinical trials

Allentown Fast Facts:


92mi / 152km West of New York City



Fun Fact

Allentown briefly hosted the Liberty Bell during the Revolutionary War.

Nearest Airport

Lehigh Valley International (ABE)

Distance from Airport

  • 15 miles from Lehigh Valley International (ABE)

  • 69 miles from Philadelphia International (PHL)

  • 88 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

Facility Highlights:

City: Allentown
Country: USA
Opened: 1989
Total Capacity:  28,800 m3
Primary Rooms: 37
Secondary Rooms: 19
Cold Secondary Production Rooms: 5
Warehouse Capacity: 1
Ambient Storage Capacity: 14,865 m3
Refrigerated Storage Capacity (2-8): 2,787 m3
Frozen Storage Capacity (-20, -40, -80): 929 m3
Controlled Drug Storage Capacity: 279 m3
City: Nestle Way
Distribution Warehouse: 11,148 m3
Returns Warehouse: 5,574 m3
Refrigerated Storage Capacity: 4,181 m3
Frozen -15°C – 25°C (Frozen Brick Storage): 93 m3
Controlled Drug Storage Capacity: 1,394 m3
Environmental Technologies: Yes
Packaging Room: Yes
Cold Packaging Room: Yes
Comparator Sourcing: Yes
Manufacturing: Yes
Returns & Destruction: Yes

Five Facts on the U.S. Healthcare Industry:

  1. Prescription drug sales: $335.4 Billion in 2013, 2.6% compounded annual growth rate (1)
  2. Prescription drug value: For every dollar spent on Rx drugs in the U.S. more than two dollars are saved in hospitalization costs (2) 
  3. Clinical Challenge: Between 1999 and 2004, the clinical approval success rate was estimated at 16%—or just one in six compounds (3) 
  4. Current share of Global Clinical trials: 40% of the 176,201 studies listed in are located in the U.S. only (4) 
  5. Clinical Investigators: The number of principal investigators per active Investigational New Drug nearly doubled over 10 years, while the proportion of clinical trials in Phase I has increased substantially (5).


  1. The World Pharmaceutical Markets Fact Book 2014, Espicom, August 2014 
  2. The Pharmaceutical Industry and Global Health Facts and Figures 2012, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations 
  3. PhRMA Profile 2014, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, April 2014 
  4. Trends, Charts, and Maps accessed 09Oct14 
  5. Impact Report, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, January/February 2009

Map & Location

+1 610 391 0800

7554 Schantz Rd
Allentown, PA
United States

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