Our company was born out of two scientists and friends’ shared passion for the phytochemistry and pharmacology of little known medicinal plants and their applications in health and wellness. Today we are still defined by our commitment to relationships, health and innovation.
Our founders, Dr. Miguel Jiménez and Dr. Zakir Ramazanov, originally made extracts of traditional medicinal plants like Rhodiola rosea and Rhaponticum carthamoides from Russia and the Caucasian regions, where Dr. Ramazanov was from. We have since expanded our product offering to a wide variety of standardized extracts and unique branded ingredients. At our impressive 10 000 m2 plant in Gran Canaria we embrace the latest production and analytical technologies to ensure that we only deliver the highest possible quality botanical extracts to our clients.
Our highly skilled scientific team includes 5 PhD-qualified scientists trained in biology, bio-chemistry, chemistry, medicine and ethnobotany. They pioneer the discovery, research & development of our novel patent-protected, evidence-based products from global bioresources to produce innovative health solutions.
Nektium in numbers:
- More than 20 years’ experience
- 10.000m2 manufacturing facility
- Processing capacity of up to 20mT raw material per day
- 350m2 in 3 laboratories (physico-chemical, cell and molecular biology)
- Pilot plant for rapid prototyping of new products manufacturing process and optimization
- In house R&D laboratory capabilities with 1 medical doctor
- 50 employees , 42% women
- Ability to deliver small batches from 25 kg’s to to big batches of up to 10 tons
Our Quality Assurance team includes PhD-qualified analytical chemists who assess our products in our in-house physico-chemical laboratory with advanced analytical instrumentation, including UHPLC-DAD/MS and GC-MS.
We apply rigorous botanical identity procedures to each lot of raw plant material, including macroscopic, organoleptic and UHPLC chromatographic profiles done in-house, combined with independent confirmation of species identity using DNA analysis in cooperation with the Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid (the Royal Botanical Garden, Madrid).
We are fully compliant with:
- Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) regulations
- Kosher and Halal Certification
- Our facilities and processes are FDA audited
All these certified systems contain strict requirements for the methods, facilities and controls used in the manufacturing, processing and packing of our products. We meticulously document every process that has an impact on product quality and make it available for review by our clients.
Our core business is built upon our ability to control the entire manufacturing process, from raw material extraction to final product standardization and formulation. This allows the flexibility and speed of service to our clients that we pride ourselves on. All technical processes are carefully designed to ensure the gentle manufacturing of different types of raw materials, preserving the natural bioactive ingredients and their proper ties, producing final products in a variety of formats.
Our products are made with the utmost care and attention to detail and our brands are celebrated internationally. We produce four branded ingredients and an extensive variety of standardized botanical extracts. Our products are developed for the global market for application in functional foods, beverages, supplements, pharmaceuticals and cosmeceuticals.