PIC/S cGMP (current good manufacturing practice)-certified palm carotene producer ExcelVite (Edison, NJ) announced that a collaboration with USP (U.S. Pharmacoepia) resulted in the publication of a new plant carotenes monograph.
The new USP Carotenes monograph was a collaborative effort between ExcelVite, USP and its Non-Botanical Dietary Supplements Expert Committee. It was developed based on palm oil-sourced mixed-carotene complex, EVTene, supplied by ExcelVite—a natural plant mixed carotene that has a similar alpha- and beta-carotene composition and ratio as found in carrots (~33 percent of alpha-carotene and ~66 percnt of beta-carotene).
ExcelVite’s analytical procedures and testing methods developed for EVTene were shared with USP and its Expert Committee to help develop this monograph. After a year-long detailed discussion, evaluation, and public commentary, the USP and its Expert Committee have finalized the analytical method for mixed carotenes and adopted it into the USP monograph, which has been published on March 01, 2019.
“In addition to being manufactured in accordance to PIC/S cGMP (pharmaceutical) standard, EVTene has also been certified kosher and halal; as well as verified by the United States’ Non-GMO Project,” said Bryan See, business development manager, ExcelVite. The publication of this new carotenes monograph by the USP further underscores ExcelVite’s commitment to the highest ingredient standards. We are extremely proud of the fact that the analytical methods developed by our QC/R&D team for EVTene has been adopted in developing this monograph that will now be included into the long list of USP monographs as a trusted analytical reference for scientists or manufacturers worldwide.”
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