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ARCO markets added-value capsule offerings under new ARCOMPETENCE® brand

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January 25th 2016

Herdecke, Germany: – European leader in soft gel encapsulation, A.R.C.O.- Chemie GmbH (ARCO®) is rolling out its new service brand ARCOMPETENCE® as a one stop shop for all its added-value range of soft gelatin capsule formulations for delivery of drugs, dietetic products and nutritional supplements in defined therapeutic areas.

ARCOMPETENCE has developed a comprehensive range of Healthcare solutions that include a wide range of soft gel capsule formulations targeting specific therapeutic areas like Cardiovascular, Bladder, Movement, Mental function, Vision, Mother And Child and Energy Health.

These solutions are marketed as Standard Range capsules along with upmarket Supreme Products offerings that package high quality branded ingredients in all-inclusive formulations backed by scientific statements and evidence.

Customer commitment

“The ARCOMPETENCE offering defines all healthcare solutions that derive from ARCO’s long experience in soft gel capsule manufacture and formulation. It also formalizes our commitment to offer customers crafted solutions to specific project needs,” said Georgios Zacharopoulos, ARCO General Manager.

Under ARCOMPETENCE, complex information will be available about raw materials used, along with expert advice about existing and future market trends.

Added value benefits

Added values available under the ARCOMPETENCE label will include:

  • Assured quality: German-based production to GMP and HACCP standards with ARCO’s proven QA system
  • Raw material innovations: including branded ingredients, comprehensive study data, supporting literature and information sheets, analysis on actual pharmaceutical and market trends and high productions standards
  • EFSA Conformance: All raw materials based on European Food Safety Agency guidelines and statements with specific matching to indication where appropriate
  • Customer support: ARCOMPETENCE advisory service to identify ideal formulation to match customer’s product portfolio along with registration documentation and products packaged ready to market

Targeted capsule range

In each key therapeutic area, ARCOMPETENCE offers Basic, Plus and Complex capsulated solutions. In the Standard Range, Basic Capsules provide core formulations targeting specific compounds and supplements while Plus Capsules provide more extensive formulations that provide a full daily recommended does in one or two capsules.

Complex Capsules are grouped from the ARCOMPETENCE Supreme Products range, using superior formulations with high quality branded ingredients, supported by scientific evidence.

About ARCO

A.R.C.O.-Chemie is a contract manufacturing organization (CMO) that specializes in the production of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical soft gelatin capsules under the ARCOMPETENCE® brand.

ARCO is a family-owned company that has for the past 60 years been focused on production of soft gels for delivery of drugs, dietetic products and nutritional supplements for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications, which includes all processes from sourcing of raw materials to packaging of finished product.

ARCO-manufactured soft gels are used in many applications, including cardiovascular function, mobility, energy, digestion, mental health, maternity and pediatrics.

ARCO’s full service offer included packaging, which also takes place under cGMP regime.

In 1984, the company was taken over by the current owner, Mr. Georgios Zacharopoulos. Since then, progressive expansion has seen ARCO gaining a series of WHO-GMP approvals and key plant upgrades to meet current GMP and other regulatory standards.

Media Contact

Konstantinos Zacharopoulos, General Manager, ARCO-Chemie GmbH
Tel: +49 233 020 81


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