New Product Development

Ransom Naturals Limited (RNL) are highly regarded as the company to go to for new product development (NPD) opportunities. We start by evaluating the project in full including appropriate background literature research along with an EH&S assessment. RNL provide a detailed overview of the proposed work and a cost quotation.

Where required method development is undertaken to ensure there are appropriate stability indicators in place and robust in-process controls guarantee  the quality of the end product. These controls are underpinned  by clear and compliant measures for cleaning  as well as  storage/packaging  evaluation. Nothing is left to chance when  ensuring the product  meets all the  regulatory requirements when compiling the Active Substance Master File (ASMF) for a successful submission. A development laboratory procedure is  generated and this forms the basis for scale up, raw material and product specification along with limits for in-process controls. This means  critical quality controls are in place and critical quality parameters are clear.

Regulatory Support

The Regulatory team at RNL work on herbal drug product development as well as analytical methodology to ensure the appropriate chemical manufacturing quality controls are in place for commercial manufacturing. We meet  GMP compliance and global Regulatory requirements.

The Herbal Medicinal Product Committee (HMPC) issues scientific opinions on herbal substances and preparations, along with information on recommended uses and safe conditions, on behalf of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). In many markets, Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPs) HMPs must now meet same regulatory standards as synthetic Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) unless sound scientific justification is provided during the ASMF submission.

There are three main Regulatory path ways for herbal pharmaceutical submissions:

  • Traditional use
  • Well-established use marketing authorisation
  • Stand-alone or mixed application

RNL take a very structured approach to developing these HMPs which ensures they meet all applicable regulatory submission standards as per the required National Competent Authority (NCA).

The approach consists of 4 gates:

  • Gate 1: Development and deliverables
  • Gate 2: R&D to Scale up preparation & deliverables
  • Gate 3: Scale up/ Process optimisation and validation & deliverables
  • Gate 4: Compilation of ASMF & Submission followed by RFI response preparation / response

Method Development

A manufacturing process is developed as per the customer request ensuring all the necessary method requirements are fulfilled.

The appropriate analytical controls are very important in order to control the quality of the finished product and meet stability indicating method requirements. Generally HPTLC, HPLC, wet chemistry assay method, NMR, LC-MS, GC, particle size analysis or related analytical techniques will be used to develop a method, followed by method validation.

Ransom Naturals Ltd

51-55 Burymead Road, Hitchin. Hertfordshire. SG5 1RT | +44 (0)1462 437 615

Company Reg: 07503850