Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is a system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards. It is designed to minimize the risks involved in any pharmaceutical production that cannot be eliminated through testing the final product. GMP covers all aspects of production; from the starting materials, premises and equipment to the training and personal hygiene of staff.
Detailed, written procedures are essential for each process that could affect the quality of the finished product. WHO (World Heath Organisation) has established detailed guidelines for good manufacturing practice. Many countries have formulated their own requirements for GMP based on WHO – GMP while others have harmonized their requirements, for example in the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), in the European Union and through the Pharmaceutical Inspection Convention.
Asia Pharma Ltd. has first obtained WHO GMP certificate for the manufacturing process in late 2007. The certificate was issued for the period of five years and it was renewed for another five years in 2013. After obtaining the WHO GMP, Asia Pharma has gradually obtained Certificate(s) of Pharmaceutical Product(s) for all of its currently marketed products. This indicates that all Asia Pharma products are produced following all the guidelines and specifications as required by WHO good manufacturing practices.