Carotech Achieves GMP Certification

Nov 19th, 2007 – Edison, NJ – Carotech has received GMP certification (Good Manufacturing Practices) from the National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau, Ministry of Health, Malaysia. This latest certification is of importance as Carotech is the first and only tocotrienol producer to achieve GMP certification under the GMP rules for pharmaceuticals / dietary supplements.

It further demonstrates our continuing role as the leader in quality among tocotrienol producers.

Carotech was the first plant in the world to commercially extract natural full spectrum tocotrienol complex (Tocomin® / Tocomin® SupraBioTM) a potent form of natural Vitamin E), mixed carotene complex (Caromin®), and phytosterols (StelessterolTM) from virgin crude palm oil (Elaeis guineensis). The extraction technology is protected through a worldwide patent.

Carotech commenced production in 1995 and has since successfully carved a niche and become the largest producer of full spectrum palm tocotrienol complex in the world. This phytonutrient is produced to the specific needs and specifications of customers and are mainly used in dietary supplements, pharmaceutical products, functional food/drinks, and cosmetic applications

“GMP certification reflects consistent quality standards in production, technology and quality control. Carotech has been operating under GMP guidelines for many years, but we see this official GMP certification as an important document to prove to our valued customers that we follow strict quality guidelines," said Carotech’s CEO, Mr. David Ho, who himself is a Phamacist. "In this age of uncertainty in sourcing products, it is very important to know that you can obtain outstanding quality natural full spectrum palm tocotrienol complex and palm mixed carotene complex from Carotech.”
“In anticipation of industry-wide changes, we’ve worked diligently over the past several years to achieve GMP certification. We achieved this through rigorous laboratory testing, disciplined QA/QC systems as well as competent personnel, and meticulous manufacturing standards. Because we’re GMP-certified, customers can be assured that the products produced have the identity, strength, purity and composition purity,” explained WH Leong, Vice President of Carotech Inc.

Carotech’s laboratory has also recently received the international ISO/IEC 17025 registration which reflects the company’s continued commitment to ensuring quality and satisfaction and gives customers the confidence that its facility operates in conformance to established standards and practices.

About Carotech Ltd
Carotech Ltd, a public listed company in Malaysia (MESDAQ Board), is the first and largest producer of natural full spectrum tocotrienol complex, natural mixed carotene complex and phytosterol complex in the world via its patented technology. Carotech is a subsidiary of Hovid Bhd. (www.hovid.com), one of the largest GMP-certified pharmaceutical companies in Malaysia. Carotech manufactures these products under the tradenames :Tocomin®, Tocomin® SupraBioTM , Caromin® and StelessterolTM.
Website: www.carotech.net and www.tocotrienol.org

Contact:
WH Leong
Vice President
Carotech Inc
732 906 1901
[email protected]

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