SCOPE OF MANUFACTURING
Edelweiss Laboratories' primary
business focus is contract manufacturing and the company has built
up considerable experience since itís inception.
include the manufacture
of creams, gels and ointments, tinctures, liquids and powders.
Edelweiss offers a range of sunscreens using newer and more
sophisticated UV blocking agents.
include cream, ointment and liquid filling (including plastic tube
filling), ear drop filling and powder filling. Sachet packing is secured
All processes are supervised by an industrial pharmacist with many years
of experience as well as other qualified staff who attend to a full
compliment of in-process controls and procedures. All of the
manufacturing processes are governed by current GMP standards. Our
production runs are subject to minimum quantities that are
product-dependant, so please consult with one of our management
personelle in this regard.
Edelweiss is fortunate to count the following companies amongst it's
clients: Cipla, Cape Kingdom, Herbex, Glenmark Marketing, Nature Fresh,
uShaka Marine World and the Two Oceans Aquarium, Mentholatum, Phytomed, and Be Safe Paramedical amongst others.
Edelweiss Laboratories provides expert advice
in new product development. New products need to be designed so as to
ensure that they behave as they are intended to, they must have the required
pharmacological affect, and they must be are stable under given storage conditions.
Edelweiss will develop samples of all products in accordance with the
Client's directives. This process may include amongst others the choice
of fragrance, the taste profile, the viscosity of semi-solid products,
interactions with base materials or other active ingredients and the
choice of preservative.
Edelweiss procures the services of top cosmetics formulators where
Once sample batches have been produced, further laboratory testing is
called for. These tests include accelerated stability testing,
preservative challenge testing and dissolution testing, with an option
for product assay. We recommend preservative challenge testing for all
liquids and semi-solids and refer these procedures to the
SABS-recommended Merieux Laboratories for execution and certification. Procedures that are
currently sub-contracted are HPLC and Gas Chromatography.
While samples are being tested and proved suitable for production,
packaging is chosen for marketing aesthetics as well product stability.
Edelweiss keeps a small range of 'off-the-shelf' packaging and will
point the client in the appropriate direction for a wider range.
OTHER SERVICES OFFERED
Laboratories provides a full research
and development programme for creams, ointments, gels, liquids,
tinctures and nutraceutical powders. Research & Development is headed up by James Gibson, a pharmacist
with over 20 years of experience in developing pharmaceuticals and
cosmetics. The Quality Control laboratory is managed by Phaldie Cassiem
who is an analytical chemist with over decades of experience in
pharmaceutical quality control.
Laboratories provides services for a wide range of
clientele whose applications include Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine,
homeopathy, naturopathy and allopathic or orthodox pharmaceutical
systems. We offer a comprehensive cosmetic development portfolio and
will advise on formulation, perfumery, essential oil, cosmetic and
botanical actives. In particular we are able to advise on the use of
indigenous Southern African herbal extracts, essential oils and
tinctures used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. We are proud of the
standards that we maintain at our facility in Cape Town and welcome the
opportunity for our clientele to visit us.
Edelweiss is committed to the manufacture of quality products and all
processes are GMP-based. Additionally, the facility is registered as a
Pharmacy with the South African Pharmacy Council and is GMP approved.
Edelweiss Pharmaceuticals is available for the development and contract
manufacture of personal care and nutraceutical preparations as 'own brands'.
Edelweiss will advise on all aspects of product development and research
and provide insight for marketing, pharmaceutical registration,
labelling and web page development.