SGS, one of EXCiPACTs’s internationally recognized certification bodies, is proud to announce that we have awarded ACG Associated Capsules’ site in Pithampur, India an EXCiPACT certificate.
GENEVA, 25-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — This demonstrates that the Pithampur site manufactures pharmaceutical excipients according to the EXCiPACT Good Manufacturing Practice Certification Standard. This standard covers the manufacture of hard gelatin capsule shells IP, hard gelatin capsule shells and empty hydroxyl propyl methyl cellulose capsule shells.
The auditors at ACG Associated Capsules in Pithampur had to undergo a rigorous assessment process in order for the company to become certified. This included the successful completion of the EXCiPACT training program and a post-course examination. Prior to issuing the certificate, SGS had an auditor’s report from ACG Associated Capsules verified by an independent certification board to ensure that the required levels of competency were met.
Jeff Dowson, Global Head (VP) International Sales and Accounts at SGS, says: “It is a great achievement for the company to attain this standard and reflects the hard work it put into meeting the demanding requirements. For SGS, it again shows our dominance in this sector with more than 65 percent of the total EXCiPACT certifications to date, reflecting the effort of our dedicated team.”
EU and US pharmaceutical regulations require drug manufacturers to either conduct their own audits or commission third-party physical audits of all their starting material suppliers to demonstrate GMP and/or Good Distribution Practice (GDP) compliance. The independent, high-quality, third-party EXCiPACT certification scheme is already helping users and suppliers to reduce their audit burden, save costs and assure quality.
For full details of all sites that have been EXCiPACT certified to date in 15 Countries (including Canada, China, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK, USA) see EXCiPACT Certificates.
For more information, please contact:
Global Head International Sales and Accounts
t: +44 7889 939 725
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 90,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world.
SOURCE: SGS SA