CMO LaboSmeets to showcase HME capabilities at CPhI 2014
Press Release | Laboratoria Smeets S.A
SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
Antwerp, Belgium: – Fast-growing Belgian contract manufacturing organzation Laboratoria Smeets (LaboSmeets) will use its first appearance as an exhibitor at the prestigious CPhI Worldwide event in Paris to demonstrate its expanding capabilities in hotmelt extrusion (HME) and powder-based manufacture.
“We have attended CPhI consistently for the past five years. This event is a great place for knowledge sharing and networking,” said Laboratoria Smeets Managing Director, Jef Verplaetse.
“But this is the first time we have exhibited at CPHI, reflecting the increasing scale and technical complexities of our business,” said Verplaetse.
Visitors to the LaboSmeets stand at Booth 3D27 in Hall 3 at Paris Nord Villepinte will be able to see presentations on its patented twin screw extrusion technology for granulation, as well as leading edge use of HME to form solid solutions by dispersing API in matrices at the molecular level. LaboSmeets will share the stand with fellow Belgian CMO Laboratoria Wolfs.
LaboSmeets will also be showcasing its rapidly expanding portfolio of manufacturing expertise and capabilities, exemplified by the CMO’s recent successful construction of a new turnkey API plant for a leading pharma company.
“We will be talking about our GMP-certified capabilities in manufacturing and product development,” said Jef Verplaetse. “LaboSmeets business is growing rapidly, as shown by our need to open an additional manufacturing plant recently.”
LaboSmeets will also be exhibiting its wide range of high bioavailability APIs food supplements, including breakthrough innovations for gastrointestinal tract and osteoarthritis, plus the innovative patented food supplement Libidosine® that combats loss of sex drive in men and women.
About Laboratoria Smeets
Laboratoria Smeets (LaboSmeets) is based near Antwerp, Belgium. Since its foundation in 1973, this CMO has focused on the blending, manufacture and packaging of pharmaceutical powders. The company is able to process powder-to-powder, liquid into powder and powder into liquid.
All processes are performed under cGMP conditions in a dedicated facility producing several hundreds of millions of powder filled sachets, tamper proof containers and sacs up to 25 kg, using state-of-the-art blending facilities and a modern filling operation with nine production lines.
Laboratoria Smeets uses a patented twin-screw extrusion technology for granulation in conjunction with a new technology to improve water solubility for APIs, developed in collaboration with University of Ghent. First applications are in the veterinary field where drug administration via drinking water is becoming more important.
Laboratoria Smeets has developed and patented supplements for rheumatoid arthritis , osteoarthritis and irritable bowl syndrom. Other products include laxatives, supplements for support for cancer therapy, menopause and the Libidosine® supplement for loss of libido. These products are offered for distribution.
About CPhl Worldwide
CPhI Worldwide bills itself as ‘the number one Pharma sourcing event’, offering delegates opportunities to arrange face-to-face meetings with potential international pharmaceutical partners and collaborators, as well as gain insights on latest industry trends.
The 2014 event is being held 7-9 October 2014 at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition center and is expected to be the biggest CPhI Worldwide event to date, attracting more than 35,000 delegates from some 140 countries along with around 2,500 exhibitors.
The CPhl show is being held alongside three other zoned exhibitions; ICSE Outsourcing solutions, P-MEC Machinery and Equipment and InnoPack pharmaceutical packaging events.
The Pre-Connect Conference on October 6 comprises eight modules on current industry ‘hot topics’ from API sourcing to Trends in Oncology and offers specifically themed networking opportunities.
CPhl is staged by leading global B2B events organizer and publisher, UBM Live.
More information at http://www.cphi.com/europe/home
Jef Verplaetse, Managing Director, Laboratoria Smeets
Tel: +32 48 828 2422
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