JRS Pharma site in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA, received an EXCiPACT Goods Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certificate after being audited by SGS.

This award certifies JRS Pharma's manufacturing of microcrystalline cellulose, silicified microcrystalline cellulose and dextrates for pharmaceutical excipient uses.

EXCiPACT certification demonstrates JRS Pharma's continuous production of pharmaceutical excipients that are safe, high-quality and compliant, as well as its commitment to ensuring the safety of products on the market.

EU and US pharmaceutical regulations require this kind of commission audit for the manufacturers of drugs and other related products, either done internally or conducted by a third-party, to show GMP compliance. The EXCiPACT certification scheme offers manufacturers, suppliers and other stakeholders a simplified audit process to assure safety and quality in the pharmaceutical supply chain.

SGS and JRS Pharma's auditors undertook a complex assessment process to achieve EXCiPACT-registration. JRS Pharma's auditors also completed the two-day EXCiPACT Auditor Training course and an examination to prove that their training and competency satisfied the requirement of the standard. As part of the process, SGS also had the internal auditor's report verified by a third-party certification board before issuing the certificate.

Deepak Mistry, Global Marketing Head of Certification and Business Enhancement, noted the significance of this certification, and said: "JRS Pharma, a company who had proven the value of their pharmaceutical product development, aimed to provide high-quality and safe products that were compliant with the regulations.

"With more and more certified companies like JRS Pharma, consumers will know that the pharmaceutical industry values the safety of its end-users. SGS is honored to take part in the industry's dedication to the market by showing our expertise to certification and standards. We will continually practice the act of valuing quality and safety in the pharmaceutical and consumer-centric supply chains."

For more information please contact:

Deepak Mistry
Global Marketing Head of Certification and Business Enhancement
t: +201 448 0377

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