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EFCG Proposes Certification for Pharma Excipients

2:54 PM MDT | September 30, 2008 | Deepti Ramesh in Frankfurt

The European Fine Chemicals Group (EFCG; Brussels) and the International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council of Europe (IPEC Europe; Brussels) say they have developed a proposal for a certification scheme for pharmaceutical excipients. “If you want safe medicines, you have to start with safe ingredients,” says Guy Villax, EFCG Board member and CEO of Hovione, speaking at CPhI in Frankfurt. The excipients market is a highly fragmented one and no supplier commands more than 5%-6% of the market share, say experts at CPhI. Several recent incidents involving...

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