CHENGDU, China, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. (NYSE Amex: TPI), a pharmaceutical company that specializes in patented biopharmaceutical, modernized traditional Chinese medicine (mTCM), branded generics and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) today provided the progress update on its Qionglai Facility (QLF). QLF construction has met its July progress milestone and is on schedule to accomplish Phase I of the QLF project, which is the relocation of TPI's TCM pre-extraction plant by the end of calendar year 2012. The Company reaffirms the relocation budget assessment in total of $25 million for the project.
The pre-extraction facility will conduct initial processing of TCM raw material, separation using alcohol or water precipitation, filtration, centrifugation, concentration and purification of TCM pharmaceutical ingredients which will be further processed for the production of mTCM at the formulation facility.
About Pre-extraction and formulation plant development at QLF
In preparation for the new Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards stipulated by the PRC government in early 2011, TPI initiated the process of optimizing the manufacturing facilities and production lines in compliance with the new GMP standards by 2013. Concurrently, the city of Chengdu has re-designated various industrial parks of nearby counties for particular industries such as automobile, biotechnologies, pharmaceuticals and chemical engineering for individual locations. As a consequence, TPI's manufacturing facility at the Longquan district, east of Chengdu, which is designated for the automotive industry, is scheduled to be relocated to Qionglai city, south of Chengdu, which is designated for the pharmaceutical industry. The QLF is approximately 18 miles from the Company's recently completed Jiangchuan macrolide (JCM) facility. The proposed relocation project also includes our TCM pre-extraction plant which is located near the center of the city of Chengdu and is surrounded by rapidly expanding residential areas. The QLF is estimated to be 80 mu or 53,000 . Both the pre-extraction plant and the formulation plant are to be relocated. The combined QLF plant, designed and constructed according to the latest GMP standards, is expected to relieve the current capacity saturation at TPI's facilities.
Headquartered in Chengdu, China, TPI is a pharmaceutical company that specializes in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sales of patented biopharmaceutical, mTCM, branded generics and API. TPI currently manufactures a comprehensive portfolio of 58 products, 24 of which are listed in the highly selective national medicine reimbursement list, and 7 of which are included in the essential drug list of China. For more information about TPI, please visit: http://www.tianyinpharma.com.
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