As a pharma manufacturer, you know the importance of reliable, high-quality pharmaceuticals. Around the world, millions of lives depend upon your products, so the need for quality, safety, and reliability is indisputable. We understand this pressure and are committed to providing you with what you need to produce premium pharma solutions: first-class ingredients of animal origin, tailored to your needs.
In medicine, safe and clean pharmaceuticals are a vital necessity. In today’s world of increasing transparency, you need to guarantee your clients the full traceability of your products. With many years of experience and expertise in producing bio-functional ingredients from animal material, we have developed strict safety procedures as well as a unique production process seamlessly integrated in the slaughterhouse. The result is unmatched traceability: your customers can rest assured that your pharma products are dependable and safe.
Our gelatins are safe, come from sustainable sourcing, and answer consumers’ concern for a preserved world. Rousselot Functional Ingredients works in partnership with the food, pharmaceutical and technical industries and helps them achieve their formulation and business goals. With us, “The difference is clear!”
The techno-functionalities of heparin are essential to today’s population as it prevents the blood from clotting and is used to treat and prevent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. It is also used as part of the treatment of myocardial infarction and unstable angina. Another application of heparin is an inner surface anticoagulant on various experimental and medical devices such as test tubes and renal dialysis machines.
Although heparin can be synthesized by means of chemical processes, most of the worldwide produced heparin is extracted from animal tissue, porcine intestinal mucosa specifically. The production of heparin is located near the source of raw material. Area’s like China, North America and Europa are the main pork producing areas and these are also the locations of the main heparin producers.
Heparin’s main source, porcine intestinal mucosa, is a by-product of pork slaughtering and is released while cleaning the pork’s casing. Cleaning casings is a specialized process that requires highly skilled staff and state of the art equipment. To avoid degradation of the heparin content and decay, stabilizing agent is added directly after harvesting. The material is stored in bulk tanks awaiting transport to the processing facility.