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lactose production site

Manufactured in Retiers, France, our excipient embodies the reliability and expertise of 50 years of experience in lactose production. Equipped with new state-of-the-art technologies built in 2017, our plant delivers high purity pharmaceutical lactose conforming with the lactose monohydrate monograph of the current Pharmacopoeias (Ph. Eur., USP-NF and JP).

A privileged environment

Our pharmaceutical lactose production site is located in Retiers, France. The manufacture is based in Brittany, at the heart of our milk and whey collection area, to facilitate the delivery of raw materials. Once the liquid whey is received, the lactose is produced and shipped from Retiers, to ensure the rapidity and efficiency of the delivery to our clients.

Reliable infrastructures

The construction of the lactose manufacture started in 2016 in Retiers, a site already owned and trusted by the Lactalis Group. Our team members were trained to the lactose process and ready to start working at the inauguration of the state-of-the-art infrastructure in 2017.
While consulting pharmaceutical experts, the new processes were first validated and approved for infant and clinical then pharmaceutical grade requirements to meet the Pharmacopoeias’ standards.
Since then, the lactose production site was perfected to further valorize lactose in the excipients market.

A certified lactose production site

Our quality and safety management systems are certified by the ISO 9001, EXiPACT and FSSC 22000 standards and comply with the Good Manufacturing Practices. The collaborators are thus involved in setting the best stage for our lactose to be produced and are provided with the optimum environment and equipment to do so.

The pharmaceutical grade lactose produced was developed by our team surrounded by experts so that our excipients are not only compliant with the European, American and Japanese Pharmacopoeias, but also pass the test of being turned into reliable OSD.