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SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has awarded an EXCiPACT Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certificate to Vanderbilt Chemicals site in Murray, Kentucky, USA.

The certification demonstrates that the site manufactures magnesium aluminum silicate and purified bentonite for use as pharmaceutical excipients according to the 2017 EXCiPACT GMP Certification Standard.

EU and US pharmaceutical regulations require drug manufacturers to conduct either their own or third-party physical risk assessment audits of all their starting material suppliers to demonstrate GMP and/or GDP compliance. Pharmaceutical excipient certification, through EXCiPACT accreditation, is a voluntary international scheme to provide independent third-party certification of manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of pharmaceutical excipients worldwide.

Supreeya Sansawat, VP of CBE Food&Life Sciences said: "As an EXCiPACT internationally recognized Certification Body, we are enabling more and more pharmaceutical companies and their suppliers to gain certification, helping them reduce their audit burden, save costs and give greater product quality assurance.

"Congratulations to Vanderbilt Chemicals in securing their certification and demonstrating a safer, more reliable and transparent pharmaceutical supply chain."

SGS and its auditors underwent a rigorous assessment process to be EXCiPACT Registered. All have satisfied the additional competency requirements set out in the EXCiPACT annex to the ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 standard.

EXCiPACT asbl is a non-profit organization that owns and manages oversight of an independent, high-quality, third-party certification scheme available to pharmaceutical excipient manufacturers and distributors worldwide.

For full details of all sites that have been EXCiPACT certified to date in 21 countries (Austria, Canada, China, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK and USA), see

For more information, please contact:

Anna Amato
Senior Global Marketing Manager
t: +1 201 508 3029

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, we operate a network of more than 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.