RXQ COMPOUNDING NEW FACILITY
RXQ Compounding, LLC is moving to their new manufacturing facility in Albany, Ohio. Kramer Engineers, Phil Griffith designed the MEP systems for the new 40,000 square foot, FDA 503B compounding lab. RXQ is moving from the Ohio University Innovation Center because they outgrew their current space. And in order to expand production and distribution, they needed a bigger facility.
DESIGNING THE NEW SPACE
The new facility needed to gain more lab spaces. So, design involved engineering of ISO 5 cleanrooms and modular lab units. The larger building not only helps to expand production, it also means room to expand shipping and receiving operations. RXQ Compounding is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Ohio Board of Pharmacy recognized manufacturing lab. The product list includes:
- Sterile injectables
- Veterinary medications
- Dermatological creams
- Ophthalmic solutions
- Orthopedic steroids
- Custom medical products
- Custom formulary capsules
HOW THEY GOT STARTED
In 2014, RXQ began as a fledgling business at the Ohio University Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship. The OU Innovation Center is a business incubator that helps new and startup companies develop and grow. The Center provides offices, lab space, meeting areas, services and development resources to maximize the chance of a business’ success.
According to a June 2019 FORBES article, businesses that got their start in professional incubation had a 87% success rate. Forbes also quoted other studies that showed results as high as 92%. However, on the flip side, startups that flew solo without the benefit of incubation only saw a 44% success rate, which was nearly half.
RXQ Compounding is proof that it works. They grew from a 1 person operation to a successful business that ships product to 38 States. And now, the move to the new 40,000 SF building will allow RXQ to increase to all 50 States.
RXQ recently hosted a meet and greet at the company. They gave Senator Rob Portman and his staff an end to end tour of the state of the art facility. Although the building is finished, production is not scheduled to start until later this fall.