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​SGS, a leading certification body for EXCiPACT, has awarded an EXCiPACT cGMP certificate to the W.R. Grace & Co. site in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

This certification, against the EXCiPACT good manufacturing practice (GMP) standard, demonstrates W.R. Grace & Co.'s commitment to delivering safe and quality pharmaceutical excipients to the market. The scope covers their manufacturing of silicon dioxide as a pharmaceutical excipient according to the 2017 EXCiPACT cGMP certification standard.

SGS and W.R. Grace & Co entered a rigorous assessment process to become EXCiPACT Registered. Both satisfied the additional EXCiPACT competency requirements set out in the EXCiPACT annex to the ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 standard. These include completion of the EXCiPACT Auditor Training Course, a post-course written examination and an independently witnessed audit to verify their competency to the required standard. SGS also had its auditor's report verified by its independent certification board prior to issuing the certificate.

The EXCiPACT Certification Scheme provides for independent certification of manufacturers and suppliers of excipients. This is a means of ensuring patient safety and improving assurance of supplier quality, while minimizing overall supply chain costs.

For full details of all sites that have been EXCiPACT certified to date in 21 countries, visit EXCiPACT Certificate Holders.

For inquiries, please contact:

Anna Amato
Sr. Global Marketing Manager
Certification and Business Enhancement, SGS
t: +201 448 0377

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.