China Botanic Pharmaceutical Inc. (AMEX: CBP) ("China Botanic" or the "Company"), a developer, manufacturer and distributor of botanical products, bio-pharmaceuticals and traditional Chinese medicines ("TCM") in China, announced that the Company has successfully completed research of the chromatographic fingerprints for its Siberian Ginseng series products, utilizing a state-of-the-art analysis method which identifies the chemical characteristics of the designated medicine.
The fingerprint technology discerns the so-called forensic "fingerprint" of herbal medicine components using advanced techniques including chromatographic or spectral profiling. The profile can be used to identify different species, families, genera, and cultivars of medicinal herbs, permitting reliable authentication and quality control for herbal materials.
The data developed during the work, which was completed in collaboration with Harbin Pharmaceutical Group's Traditional Chinese Medicine No. 2 Factory, will be used by the Company to continue to improve and strengthen the quality of its Siberian Ginseng offerings.
Chinese medicine has a long history and its safety and effectiveness has been verified. However, Chinese medicines are generally administered as compounds, and the active ingredients of the medicine can be extremely complex. Under current conditions, a single chemical analysis method is not suitable for analyzing Chinese medicines and chromatographic fingerprinting technology is a significant step forward. The approach gives a full picture of the traditional Chinese medicine and its ingredients. With the fingerprint established, more reliable and consistent quality control can be implemented. This opens the way for even greater acceptance of TCMs worldwide.
"It is a breakthrough innovation for us to study and establish fingerprints for our Siberian Ginseng series products," said Mr. Shaoming Li, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China Botanic. "Quality control is the key to the effectiveness of our depression remedies, which are relied on by people throughout China for their proven relief of neurological conditions. We have invested heavily in our production processes and this leap forward is another example of the dedication of the China Botanic team to producing the best quality herbal medicines available anywhere."
For a general discussion of fingerprinting in Chinese medicine, see http://www.innovationmagazine.com/innovation/volumes/v6n2/coverstory2.shtml.
About China Botanic Pharmaceutical Inc.
China Botanic Pharmaceutical Inc. is engaged in the research, development, manufacturing, and distribution of botanical products, bio-pharmaceutical products, and traditional Chinese medicines ("TCM"), in the People's Republic of China. All of the Company's products are produced at its three GMP-certified production facilities in Ah City, Dongfanghong and Qingyang. The Company distributes its botanical anti-depression and nerve-regulation products, biopharmaceutical products, and botanical antibiotic and OTC TCMs through its network of over 3,000 distributors and over 70 sales centers across 24 provinces in China. For more information, please visit www.renhuang.com.