Dhs110m new Geltec plant inaugurated - GulfToday

Dhs110m new Geltec plant opened

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Officials at the inauguration of new Geltec facility at National Industries Park of DP World.

Business Bureau, Gulf Today

Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing, Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), inaugurated the new plant for Geltec that manufactures dietary supplements and medicines at the National Industries Park (NIP) of DP World.

The opening ceremony was attended by Ahmad Al Haddad, Chief Operating Officer, Parks and Zones of DP World, UAE Region, and Vikram Tannan, Geltec Group Director, and the Management and Team of Professionals from Geltec.

Geltec has invested over Dhs110 million in the facility and will be producing dietary supplements and pharmaceutical products in soft gelatine capsules and gelatine enrobed tablets, with a rated manufacturing capacity of 1.5 billion units per annum.

Geltec has obtained the necessary approvals of the Ministry of Health and Prevention to build the new plant, considering the cGMP standards set by the FDA. The plant has been designed to cope with the requirements of US, European and Gulf regulatory authorities, as well as other international organisations.

The opening of Geltec’s new plant for the manufacturing of dietary supplements and medicines at the National Industries Park of DP World is expected to reinforce the UAE’s healthcare sector and to support the partnership with the US and European markets. This inauguration is the outcome of MoHAP’s keenness on developing the various types of pharmaceutical manufacturing, and finding the proper environment for attracting the global pharmaceutical companies, in addition to the importance of expanding the list of pharmaceutical products manufactured in the UAE with a focus on innovative products that use advanced technologies to localize the manufacturing of biological medicines and enhance competitiveness of the UAE in this field.