The Chinese association was set up in July 2008 to be a voice for the manufacturers, distributors and users of pharmaceutical excipients in China
The IPEC Association (China) has recently become the fifth member of EXCiPACT, the independent, third party GMP/GDP certification programme for excipients manufacturers and distributors.
The Chinese organisation joins the four founding members – IPEC Europe, IPEC Americas, FECC, and PQG (UK).
IPEC Association (China) was inaugurated in July 2008 to be a voice for the manufacturers, distributors and users of pharmaceutical excipients in China.
It currently has 34 members comprising local and international pharmaceuticals excipients suppliers.
The Association has been assisting EXCiPACT in raising its profile in this 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.
In 2015, EXCiPACT certifications were awarded by BV China to Boai NKY Pharmaceuticals and by SGS to Nanjing Duoyuan Biochemistry, with more expected this year and going forward.
Kevin McGlue, President of EXCiPACT, said: 'IPEC Association (China) has 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.'