New Head of Quality Control at Euromed
Mollet del Vallès (Spain), January 2020: Euromed has appointed Xavier Ragàs as new Head of Quality Control. Xavier has a PhD in Chemistry, covering organic and analytical chemistry, photochemistry and microbiology.
After finishing his degree in 2010, Xavier began working as a lab technician at Bunge, an international agribusiness and food company. Having been promoted to the position of Quality and Food Safety Manager, he was responsible for implementing new analytical techniques, supervising internal laboratories and monitoring and adapting plant processes, in line with ISO standards and feed safety certifications.
In 2015, Xavier joined Morchem, an adhesive producer mainly focused on flexible packaging. As Quality Manager, he led the quality control department in its transition from an old ERP to a brand new SAP system.
In his new role as Head of Quality Control at Euromed, Xavier is responsible for quality and process control from the raw materials to the finished products. Euromed products begin with botanicals that are verified, grown and harvested properly to preserve plant integrity and bioactive profiles. Each production batch – from the herb to the final extract – undergoes several laboratory tests for identity, potency and potential impurities to guarantee the highest standards. From botanical macro- and micro-identification and control of active principles and potential impurities to chromatographic analyses, the company tests botanical raw materials exhaustively, in accordance with international regulations.
Founded in 1971 by the German pharmaceutical company MADAUS, EUROMED S.A. is a vertically integrated leading producer of standardised botanical extracts and natural active substances for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food and cosmetic industries.
Annually, a biomass of more than 5000 tonnes is extracted at the company’s manufacturing facilities in Mollet del Vallès (Barcelona) and Molina de Segura (Murcia), Spain. The production plant in Murcia further expands EUROMED’s capabilities with eco-friendly technologies that use a sophisticated water-based extraction method, the Pure-Hydro Process™.
All extracts comply with worldwide GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) norms, international pharmacopoeias and regulations. EUROMED has a long history of expertise in research and development, laboratory analyses and extraction technologies and is committed to the highest quality standards in terms of analytics, chemistry and evidence-based therapeutics. This experience is now available to the rapidly expanding global nutraceutical market, which is increasingly seeking pharmaceutical-grade, evidence-based and trusted botanical solutions that support health.
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