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Pharma Ingredients

Pharma Ingredients

Our product portfolio, logistics footprint and customized solutions serve the needs of the highly regulated pharmaceutical industry.

Pharma Ingredients

Univar is a premier global supply chain solutions partner to the pharmaceutical industry, offering our customers a broad portfolio of excipient and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and technical, quality and regulatory support.

We understand that each customer has unique needs requiring customized solutions. Our team of dedicated pharmaceutical specialists has the flexibility to develop those solutions, improving total costs of operation while providing a secure source of supply.

To help our customers meet the rapidly increasing cost pressures in the industry, our range of services includes:

  • Excipient supplier audits to the IPEC guidelines
  • Product testing
  • Regulated product packaging
  • Change management
  • Documentation and process change controls
  • Lot control
  • Container handling

We supply pharmaceutical ingredients in these categories:

  • APIs
  • Acids
  • Alkalis
  • Binders
  • Buffers
  • Coatings
  • Disintegrants
  • Emulsifiers
  • Fillers
  • Flavors
  • Humectants
  • Lubricants
  • Solvents
  • Surfactants
  • Sweeteners
  • Thickeners

Delivering Success

Innovative Solutions

Comprehensive auditing of excipient suppliers can be a challenge for drug and nutritional supplement manufacturers. Excipient manufacturers can be faced with an enormous volume of audit requests. Many have limited audit dates available, and some have begun to charge fees to perform audits. Univar's innovative Audit Library helps customers navigate the supplier auditing process. Univar's broad excipient portfolio from respected producers allows Univar to deliver cost-effective answers to excipient audit challenges.

World-Class Partnerships

Univar partnered with Aarti Group to provide high quality Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) to European pharmaceutical manufacturers. Aarti's state-of-the-art manufacturing plants have been approved by United States and European regulators. Equipped with world-class equipment and regulatory protocols, they have been audited by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, European authorities and Canadian health authorities.

Technical Expertise

Univar, along with one of our supplier partners, introduced an alternative source for a key excipient to a strategic customer. To ensure improved flowability, the customer requested specific characteristics in the excipient that would guarantee consistent results. After several rounds of sampling and testing, the supplier was able to modify the bulk density and particle size to produce a custom grade. Univar's customer service and trusted partnership helped the customer to speed up its production process.

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