The board of EXCiPACT is pleased to announce that the IPEC Association (China) has recently become the fifth member of EXCiPACT, the independent, voluntary third-party GMP/GDP certification programme for manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceutical excipients, joining the four founding members: IPEC Europe, IPEC Americas, FECC and PQG (UK).
IPEC Association (China) was inaugurated in July 2008 to be the voice for the manufacturers, distributors and users of pharmaceutical excipients in China. Presently, there are 34 members comprising both local and international pharmaceuticals excipients suppliers.
They have made good progress in developing their relations with the Chinese authorities at both national and local levels and, in recent years, they have been assisting EXCiPACT in raising its profile in this strategically important pharmaceutical raw materials global supply base.
This has resulted in EXCiPACT agreements with two international Certifying Bodies — BV China and SGS Asia/Pacific — to provide the EXCiPACT Certification Scheme in the region. EXCiPACT certifications have been awarded by BV China in 2015 to Boai NKY Pharmaceuticals Ltd in 2015 and by SGS to Nanjing Duoyuan Biochemistry Co., Ltd. More are expected this year and beyond as local suppliers realise its benefits in reducing their audit burden and demonstrating to customers their high quality manufacture and supply.
Kevin McGlue, President of EXCiPACT, commented: “The EXCiPACT organization is extremely pleased to welcome IPEC Association (China) as a full member. They have given great assistance to EXCiPACT as we have sought to establish certification capabilities in the region, and they will now help shape and drive our future plans there. This truly marks EXCiPACT as a globally recognised standard for excipients.”