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MAC Clinical Research is a full-service, global, pharmaceutical contract research organization (CRO), with science at the heart of everything we do. MAC is unique with the distinct advantage of having built a fully owned network of clinical sites over the last 30 years, enabling studies to be located at high-performing sites to expedite developments within budget and with the highest quality data. 

MAC Manchester - Citylabs 1.0

GMP Manufacturing is conducted at our MHRA (MIA) IMP licensed facilities at Leeds and Manchester, which can deliver bespoke clinical studies from single dose to batch production. MAC’s GMP-compliant facility in Leeds was purpose designed and commissioned in 2016
Production is facilitated by a range of specialized equipment, including a dedicated Aseptic Manufacturing Facility. Our suites can be used for preparation of an extensive range of sterile products e.g., Intravenous Injections in the form of syringes or bags. Other manufacturing activities include:


  • Manufacture of non-sterile hard-shell capsules

  • Manufacture of non-sterile other solid dosage forms 

  • Primary packaging of non-sterile other solid dosage forms 

  • Sterilisation of active substances/excipients/finished products – by Filtration

  • Non-Sterile investigational medicinal products – liquids for internal use

GMP Pharmacy Leeds

MAC’s Pharmaceutical Services department offers nationwide logistical coverage (across the UK), with team members located at both Leeds and Manchester research study sites. The department is made up of expert staff with many years of experience in the clinical pharmaceutical research industry. The team includes Qualified Persons (QPs), Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Production Managers, GMP QC Managers, QA Systems Managers, and many other key and expert roles.

Controlled Drug Services are provided by MAC Pharmaceutical Services with fully licenced sites. We can possess Schedule 1 to 5 controlled drugs through our Home Office licences. The licences indicate our ability to possess, supply, produce and administer these products at each of our sites. We also have the appropriate, controlled storage facilities for these products.

The GMP Manufacturing Facility For Clinical Trials

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