Pharma- & Nutraceuticals

Calcium intake is important throughout life, but is especially critical during pregnancy, childhood and old age. People at these stages of life or with certain illnesses may have a genuine need for calcium supplementation.

Calcium carbonate contains almost 40% calcium, making it an excellent source of this nutrient and allows for the production of smaller tablets.

We can further improve on the key aspect of tablet size by using Omya particle size management technology during production. With their favorable properties in terms of particle size distribution, our powder products can also be used as excipients in some drug delivery systems.

Main applications:

  • Tablets
  • Chewing gum (i.e. nicotine gum) or nasal inhalers
  • Stomach antacids

To serve these special markets, we have two plants – one in the US state of Arizona, and one in south-west France. Production at these plants is in accordance with cGMP and calcium carbonate products meet the applicable monographs for pharmacopoeias: EU, JP and US.

Omya’ tradition of quality and focus on compliance and regulatory affairs meant Omya became the first producer of natural ground calcium carbonate to achieve the certificate of suitability (CEP/CoS) in accordance with the European Pharmacopoeia and as an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) by the European Directorate of the Quality of Medicines (EDQM).

Omyapharm FCC

New generation multifunctional mineral excipient

  • Innovative functionalised excipient for pharmaceuticals
  • High efficiency carrier for multiple substances
  • Controlled-release properties

Main applications:

  • Drug loading
  • Gastro-retention
  • Dispersible tablets

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