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Solix certifies Solasta® Astaxanthin

May 10, 2016
AlgaeIndustryMagazine.com

SolastaFort Collins, Colorado-based Solix Algredients, Inc., a supplier of natural algal ingredients for the nutrition and personal care markets, has announced that it has been certified by UL Registrar as meeting the Natural Product Association’s (NPA) requirements for compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for dietary supplements.

Solix’s Fort Collins facility and its GMP-related documentation have undergone a comprehensive review and audit to verify Solix’s compliance with NPA’s GMP Certification requirements. The audited facility is used for the manufacture, packaging, and warehousing of Solix’s Solasta® astaxanthin products.

Solasta is a natural astaxanthin extract produced from Haematococcus pluvialis. Non-genetically modified strains are cultivated in enclosed photobioreactors using purified water to produce algal biomass used in the production of Solasta. The algae are harvested by centrifugation and the astaxanthin is extracted using super-critical carbon dioxide to ensure the safety, quality, and consistency. No pesticides, GMOs, or animal derived materials are used in the production.

“This independent audit ensures that all elements of the manufacturing process have been reviewed to confirm that appropriate procedures and controls are in place to produce products that meet the established specifications for quality,” said Austin Maguire, Chief Executive Officer. “Gaining NPA’s GMP Certification for the manufacturing of our United States Pharmacopeia (USP) compliant Solasta® Astaxanthin is a significant milestone for Solix and demonstrates our firm commitment to quality. We intend to build on this platform to bring other innovative natural algal ingredients to market.”

NPA is a leader in promoting quality standards for dietary supplements and has developed proactive certification programs for that purpose. NPA was the first organization to offer a third-party GMP certification program for the manufacturing of dietary supplements and dietary ingredients.

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