Ingredient Research & Development
Our founders have deep roots in medical science, which carries over into our dedication to studying natural product chemistry. It is our Company’s ongoing goal to establish evidence-based nutritional ingredients.
Cepham’s natural product research began with establishing scientific evidence for botanicals used in Indian Ayurvedic traditions. Research initiatives quickly grew to include natural health traditions in sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and South America. Whenever needed, we support historic herbals with our own laboratory and human clinical studies.
Perhaps you’re looking for a more efficacious and sustainable source of a well-known herbal. Maybe you want solid market share on a new and innovative nutraceutical. Cepham’s laboratory team can develop scientific support for health claims that give your brand a market edge. Providing a full complement of lab research and clinical capabilities, we maintain partnerships with five laboratories at four U.S. universities.
Medical Research Background Translates into Evidence-based Botanicals
Cepham’s founders have deep roots in medical science, which carries over into our dedication to studying natural product chemistry. It is our Company’s ongoing goal to establish evidence-based nutritional ingredients. Cepham regularly adds two new ingredients to its list each year. We are constantly conducting safety, efficacy, and bioavailability studies on new biological compounds.
In all ingredient sourcing and research, Cepham cultivates sustainable growing and fair trade practices. In the long run, this is not only the ethical choice, but also the best way to ensure an ongoing sustainable ingredient supply. We strive to oversee every link in the chain of custody from growing and harvesting or wild-crafting to final batch testing.
Cepham provides comprehensive manufacturing services from novel raw ingredient identity confirmation and unique product blending to final product testing and encapsulating or tableting. We are one of the few international raw ingredient suppliers who are able to support all manufacturing efforts with full laboratory and clinical research, including efficacy and bioavailability studies.
Our four manufacturing and QC facilities cover a total of 207,000 square feet of production floor and laboratory space. Leading-edge equipment is available for a complete range of ingredient production and blending:
- Total of 9 production blocks
- Full extraction facilities in three facilities
- Both tray and fluid bed dryers
- Sifters and blenders for final processing
- In-house QC lab at all four facilities
All our facilities are NSF, GMP, and ISO certified.
What are your manufacturing needs?
Cepham is ready to support your goals at any stage in the product development process. In addition to our production facilities, we have a versatile pilot plant in the U.S. (Piscataway, NJ) for small volume R&D runs. This ensures a seamless transition when it’s time to scale up your new product innovations. Let us know where you are at in your process.
- Full laboratory and clinical research support –Establish efficacy and support claims
- Novel ingredient sourcing – From highly monitored growers and harvesters
- Innovative, goal-specific blends
- Blending, weighing, final product testing, encapsulation/tableting
We’ve established a niche in controlled release and timed-release pellets. Our pelletizing technologies make it possible to deliver natural ingredients with optimal uptake and efficacy
- Extended Release Dosage Forms
- Controlled Release: zero order – constant release
- Controlled Release: first order – variable release
- Controlled Release: for raw materials with pH dependent solubility
- Controlled Release: for sparingly soluble raw materials
- Multiphasic Release
- Site-specific Release (i.e. gastric, colonic)
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