SGS, one of EXCiPACT's internationally-recognized Certification Bodies, has awarded an EXCiPACT Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certificate to Crest Cellulose Private Limited sites.

The EXCiPACT certificate demonstrates that the Crest Cellulose Private Limited site in Menakuru Village, Naidupet Mandal, Andra Pradesh, India, manufactures pharmaceutical excipients according to the EXCiPACT Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification standard. Their scope covers manufacturing of microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, magnesium stearate, di basic calcium phosphate, pregelatinized starch, croscarmellose sodium and methacrylic acid copolymer for use as pharmaceutical excipients.

Jeff Dowson, Global Head of International Sales and Accounts at SGS shared the importance of EXCiPACT certification for organizations such as Crest Cellulose. He said: "It is a great achievement for the company to attain this standard, which reflects the commitment and hard work it put into meeting the demanding requirements. Moreover, SGS had undergone a rigorous assessment process to be EXCiPACT registered. This 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 16 Countries (including Canada, China, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK and USA) see EXCiPACT Certificates.

To find out more about obtaining an EXCiPACT Certificate, contact:

Jeff Dowson
Global Head International Sales and Accounts
t: +44 7889 939 725


EXCiPACT asbl is a non-profit organization that owns and manages oversight of an independent, high-quality, third-party certification scheme available to pharmaceutical excipient manufacturers and distributors worldwide.

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