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Natural health product testing

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Our specialised team provides independent testing of natural health products, herbal products and complementary medicines for both local and international clients.

ESR's Pharmaceutical team has expertise with developing and testing natural health and herbal products. Our services also extend to regulatory advisory functions and can assist product importers or manufacturers with fulfilling the requirements proposed under the Natural Health and Supplementary Products Bill currently before the New Zealand parliament.

ESR’s Pharmaceutical programme is certified by the Ministry of Health (Medsafe) in compliance with the New Zealand Code of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) (external link)  and the international Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (PIC/S) (external link) .

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Stability Facility

Our secure, dedicated Stability Facility is one of the very few GMP-certified facilities available in Australasia. We offer storage of products for the determination of expiry date, based on ICH guidelines (external link) , within temperature and humidity controlled chambers. Our clients use our stability storage services for products and material during development and as part of the on-going quality control of established products. We are also able to assist in the development of stability trial protocols to ensure compliance with international regulatory requirements.