Welcome

The SURACTIVES® Division represents today the first enterprise entirely dedicated to R&D and industrial production, for third parties, of innovative food supplements in controlled release and modified physical structure forms.

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When we founded Pharmatec, more than twenty-five years ago, we were determined to maintain an unswerving commitment to product innovation, in order to provide the pharmaceutical industry with formulations that optimize the absorption of active substances, enhancing their therapeutic effects. Our determination remains the same. We are today dedicated to further improving our skills and expertise in the field of food supplements, to establish ourselves, once more, as a leading supplier of innovative products in this new field. Gino Pasotti

Chairman


Profile

The SURACTIVES Division, which is part of IPS, represents today the first enterprise entirely dedicated to R&D and industrial production, for third parties, of innovative food supplements in controlled release and modified physical structure forms. The multi years experience of its technical staff in the R&D and industrial manufacture of modified release pharmaceuticals ensures a first class expertise in solving most of the problems faced in the food supplements area, including those related to:

  • bioavailability of active ingredients,
  • conversion of liquids (oils) into dry and free flowing powders,
  • stability of incompatible substances,
  • masking of unpleasant smell and taste of substances,
  • dependence of substances from the physiological pHs,
  • inconvenient dosage forms, particularly for pediatric and geriatric use.

The activity of the SURACTIVES Division is based on proprietary microencapsulation systems. The technologies of the Division are applied to active ingredients of proven efficacy, with the following purposes:

  • optimize their absorption, compared to conventional forms,
  • obtain gastro-resistant products,
  • decrease the risk of undesirable side effects,
  • allow an improved convenience of intake,
  • confer a more modern appealing look.

Group

I.P.S. – International Products & Services founded in 1976 is part of the GP GROUP OF COMPANIES, fully owned by PADUSA S.p.A., an Italian family holding whose diversified activities extend to:

  • SURACTIVES®  – Innovative forms of food supplements
  • SURINERTS® – Sugar spheres for pharmaceutical use
  • Microencapsulation for industrial use
  • Beauty & Cosmetics
  • Logistics
  • Agriculture & Natural Reserves
  • Real Estate
  • Financing & Investing
  • Hotel & Residential Areas
  • Wellness & Spa Center

Technologies

M.A.T.R.I.S.® Technology

(Multiform Administration Timed Release Ingredients System)
The starting point for the production of active ingredients in M.A.T.R.I.S.® form are the active ingredients themselves, subdivided into micro-particles of size between 200 and 600 µ, directly and individually coated by one or more layers of polymeric membranes, thus totally removing the need for an inert support core.
According to the kind of polymeric membranes utilized, it is possible to obtain a perfect taste and odor masking of unpleasant ingredients, as well as their controlled release over a predetermined period of time.

Miniactives Technology

The starting point for the production of active ingredients in MINIACTIVES® form are neutral micro particles of round shape, with dimensions between 400 and 500 µ.
Each single particle is covered with one or more concentric layers of the ingredients, and subsequently coated with a polymeric membrane chosen among those suitable for taste masking (TM) and/or to obtain a pre-established timed release (TR).
The MINIACTIVES® Taste Masking formulation provides for a total masking of unpleasant smell and taste of certain active ingredients, leaving the time of their absorption unchanged.

M.A.T.R.I.S. SmarTTabs®

Latest developments in production of controlled release tablets. Unlike the traditional tablets for oral administration of medicaments or food supplements in modified release form, the M.A.T.R.I.S. SmarTTabs® by I.P.S. consist in a polyvalent matrix comprising an agglomerate formed by mini-particles of active substance (about 200 to 600 microns in size), directly and individually covered by one or more layers of polymeric membranes. The membranes utilized are such as to adjust the release according to predetermined modes, thus totally removing the need of inert ingredients. In this way, the matrix allows high dosage tablets, even fractionable without altering the modified release characteristics (as it happens with the traditional retard tablets), thus allowing to obtain an optimal flexibility of the unitary dosage to be administered.

 

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