Along with its services, Pharmline offers a wide range of ingredients, including botanical extracts, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and specialty chemicals. “Pharmline is also recognized for its carotenoids line (e.g., lutein and zeaxanthin), its granulated formulas (e.g., chondroitin + glucosamine, BCAA granulation) and its high density (HD) products (e.g., quercetin HD, pantethine HD, glutathione HD). And as the exclusive distributor for EPAX in North America, Pharmline is also involved in omega 3s, a segment that has been growing rapidly during the past few years, according to Olivier Guiot, the company’s vice president of sales.
Adding another layer of support to the company’s products and services, Pharmline maintains a scientific committee that consists of cross-functional teams of food and chemical engineers, microbiologists, chemists and food technologists. This includes members of academia as well as industry. “Our scientific committee contributes the scientific background to the right selection of ingredients, combining them together to achieve the best solutions we can offer to our customers,” the company explained on its website. “These teams have the capability to find creative solutions for your specific needs.”
Another significant development for the company is its premix business, now in its third year of operation. “Our expertise in developing custom nutrient blends for the nutrition, food and beverage industry has delivered very good results and we expect this division to keep growing, allowing us to become one of the main players in the premix industry,” Mr. Guiot commented. “Our parent company, Gadot Biochemical Industries, has a good reputation in the food and beverage industry, which has helped us diversify and develop this division.”
Gadot acquired 85% of Pharmline Holding Inc. in 2007, enabling Gadot to broaden its “Enrichment Minerals” product line, as well as other health ingredients offered to the nutraceuticals industry. At the time, it said Pharmline was a strategic arm for Gadot, allowing the company to broaden its portfolio and services to the food industry, and more specifically to the functional food industry, providing processed, custom-made ingredients, as well as tailor-made premixes.
Typically, premixes are perceived to consist of only vitamins and minerals. Thanks to the wide line of products that Pharmline carries, the company has the capability to custom manufacture premixes with a large choice of various other ingredients. Further, it can use its pilot lab to prescale a custom premix to make sure it will suit the characteristics of a finished product. “Our development team is focused to help you through all stages of the development process,” Mr. Guiot explained, adding, “And the fact that our facility is cGMP, ISO 9001:2000 and HACCP certified has helped us grow this segment of our business.”
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