SMPU Homepage


SMPU is a MHRA licensed and regulated pharmaceutical specials manufacturer, and provide a range of medicines and pharmaceutical services for our patients and customers worldwide. We develop novel patient treatments from an initial concept, or formulations for a special clinical need such as a new procedure or for patient safety.

As part of the NHS family, and our larger organisation Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, we are committed to enhancing the quality assurance of our products for our patients and customers, optimising the use of current technology and leading with new methods research to do this.

All current products and prices are available on the products page or alternatively one of our sales advisers will be able to assist you. Our prices are subject to regular review based on the availability of raw materials, supplier and courier costs.


Dear Customers


Unfortunately, we are experiencing some significant raw material supply problems with Chloral Hydrate used in our Chloral Hydrate Suppositories 250mg and 500mg. This situation is out of our control and we are working hard to find an alternative supply however, this is proving very difficult. Please contact our sales team on 02920 748120 to find out the latest information about availability of the suppositories.


Thank you for your understanding with this situation.


St Mary's team.


Christmas and New Year Ordering Dates 2023/24                                 Delivery


Thursday 21st Dec - Normal Service                                                          Friday 22nd Dec


Friday 22nd Dec - Last Orders before 10am                                               Wednesday 27th Dec


Saturday 23rd Dec - No orders                                                                     Closed


Sunday 24th Dec – No orders                                                                       Closed


Monday 25th Dec – No orders                                                                      Closed


Tuesday 26th Dec – No orders                                                                       Closed                                       


Wednesday 27th Dec  - Normal Service                                                        Thursday 28th Dec


Thurs 28th Dec – Normal Service                                                                  Friday 29th Dec


Friday 29th Dec – Last orders before 10am                                                   Tuesday 2nd Jan 2024


Saturday 30th Dec – No orders                                                                       Closed


Sunday 31st Dec – No orders                                                                          Closed


Monday 1st Jan 2024 – No orders                                                                   Closed


Tuesday 2nd Jan - Normal Service Resumes                                                    Wednesday 3rd Jan


Read More
SMPU Homepage

Why Choose SMPU?

Our product range includes stock items for off-the-shelf use or as one off ‘specials' medicines. We are responsive to requests for new products to ensure continuity of medicines supply. Delivery for stock items is 24hours when placed before 12 noon. For on request items in our product list please discuss current lead time with the sales advisor when placing an order. 


Read More

Quality Manufacturing

We have every stage covered from new product development and formulation requests to clinical trials, the finished product, wholesaling, storage and distribution.

Our licences include: (MS) licence, wholesalers dealers licence (WL), and an investigational medicinal products licences (MIA(IMP)).

We actively invest and lead with our research into the quality assurance of products, new equipment and processes e.g. Vaporised Hydrogen Peroxide (VHP) bio decontamination and Rapid Microbiology Methods Technology.

​Our qualified persons oversee the certification of IMPs and any licensed products.