Lomus gets WHO-GMP

Kathmandu, September 7:

Lomus Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd (LPPL), a leading Nepali pharmaceutical company, has received WHO-GMP certification for its production facilities at Gothatar in Kathmandu.

The Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is a system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards. It is designed to minimise the risks involved in any pharmaceutical production that cannot be eliminated through testing the final product.

LPPL has been awarded the WHO-GMP certificate for all of its sections including the capsule, tablets, dry syrup, ointment, liquid and external preparation, said Pradeep Jung Pandey, chairman & managing director at LPPL.

The company has already been awarded with ISO 9001:2000 for quality system management and ISO 14001:2004 for environmental management.

Established some 22 years ago at Birgunj, Lomus shifted its manufacturing plant at the new state-of-the-art factory at Gothatar, which is spread over 72,000 sq-ft and has a separate facility for penicillin drugs in accordance with the WHO-GMP requirement, Pandey informed.