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AAI Becomes Alcami, Nears Groundbreaking on Expansion


Just six months ago, AAI and its sister company Cambridge Major Labs (CML) announced a $20 million expansion to its lab and headquarters operations in Wilmington. Today, as that initiative moves forward, the global contract development and manufacturing organization has emerged with a new brand identity and name: Alcami.

AAI, whose presence in Wilmington reached back three decades, joined with CML in late 2013. The combined company also has a location in Durham, as well as sites in South Carolina, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Missouri and The Netherlands. Alcami’s expertise spans pharmaceutical development, analytical and manufacturing services for every stage of drug development.

The new identity blends together elements of both legacy company names, according to Catherine Hanley, director of marketing at Alcami. “It’s a contemporary name that reflects our transformation into a world-class solutions provider meeting the needs of the pharmaceutical and biotech industries,” Hanley says.

Scott Satterfield and Billy King represented WBD at the company’s formal unveiling of its new name and brand on March 15th in New York City during the annual Drug, Chemical and Associated Technologies (DCAT) industry conference. Alcami has begun hiring in support of its expansion and is actively working on the plans for its new headquarters and lab facility.