SHANGHAI, March 1, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- China-Biotics, Inc. ("China-Biotics," the "Company") , a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of probiotics products in China, today announced that its new bulk additive production facility has commenced commercial production in late February.
The new state-of-the-art production facility, located in Shanghai Qingpu Industrial Park, occupies a total of 54 acres of land with a 20,000 square-meter production area featuring a designed total production capacity of 150 tons annually and a world-class fermentation workshop equipped with sophisticated control system and customized design for its proprietary fermentation technology.
In late 2007, the Company began the construction of this facility. Upon completion of the building construction and equipment installation, testing and trial production started in July and October 2009, respectively. China-Biotics received its production permit from the local technology supervision bureau in early February 2010. The Company expects to produce 5 tons by the end of March, and the capacity utilization will gradually reach a run rate of 75 tons per year by December 2010.
Mr. Jinan Song, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China-Biotics, commented, "We are very excited about the commencement of our Qingpu facility, with the advanced technology in probiotics production and large capacity. Our volume and quality can meet the demand from large institutional customers from both China and overseas markets. We believe the Qingpu facility will provide an additional engine of growth, beyond our widely acclaimed dietary supplement produced in our existing Pudong plant."
China-Biotics, Inc. ("China-Biotics," "the Company"), a leading manufacturer of biotechnology products and supplements, engages in the research, development, marketing and distribution of probiotics dietary supplements in China. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Shanghai Shining Biotechnology Co., Ltd., the Company develops and produces its proprietary product portfolio including live microbial nutritional supplements under the "Shining" brand. Currently, the products are sold OTC through large distributors to pharmacies and supermarkets in Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang province. In February 2010, China-Biotics began its commercial production in China's largest probiotics production facility to meet growing demand in China. For more information, please visit http://www.chn-biotics.com .
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