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PNP Pharmaceuticals is a unique contract manufacturer of nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products. We are a highly accredited company with an emphasis on quality and service, on a level which sets us apart from our competitor. From the minute, you enter our facility or speak to us via telephone our commitment to excellence is clearly evident.

We are simply different, from our unrivaled service, knowledge and expertise, and overall quality, to our professional yet friendly demeanor. We are a young, energetic, and exciting company that strives to be the best at what we do; manufacture quality products.

Mr. Glen North founded the company in 1999 under the name Pacific Natural Products Inc. PNP has rapidly grown to become one of Canada’s largest contract manufacturers of nutritional supplements. In 2007 the company changed it’s name to PNP Pharmaceuticals Inc. to better reflect the current scope of services provided. Today PNP Pharmaceuticals manufactures Nutraceuticals and OTC products for markets worldwide.
“Our customer service shall be fair, expedient, without prejudice, and ever present”

PNP Pharmaceuticals' commitment to excellence begins with genuine dedication of each and every employee. We diligently perform our specific duties without compromise to ensure all products manufactured are of the finest quality possible.

We at PNP Pharmaceuticals are strong in our convictions to see our commitments are never compromised, for that reason we promise that ethics will always take precedent over profits.

- Glen North, President & CEO

Our newly constructed facility is over 78,000 square feet in size located in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. We are 15 minutes from Vancouver International Airport and only 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver.

Our manufacturing facility meets or exceeds all GMP requirements and includes:

  • Negative pressure Hepa filtered air throughout all production rooms to eliminate cross contamination.
  • All plant air is humidity monitored and controlled to eliminate mold and bacteria growth and maintain material stability
  • Production area air is supplied with 100% sterile air via UV light system.
  • All plant air is temperature controlled
  • Production area floors are chemical resistant MMA with coved corners for durability and ease of cleaning.
  • Walls are non-porous fiberglass or custom paint for easy cleaning
  • Refrigeration and freezing units.
  • 24 hour security surveillance, HD internet camera and alarm monitored

Our facility was designed for function as well as employee comfort therefore extra glass was incorporated wherever possible to give the production area a staff friendly feel.

PNP Pharmaceuticals has brought together a talented team of professionals that collectively bring a wealth of knowledge from their specific fields of expertise.

  • Glen North, President & CEO

    Glen is the co-owner and founder of PNP Pharmaceuticals and has over 25 years experience in the pharmaceutical/nutraceutical industry. Before establishing PNP Pharmaceuticals in 1999, Glen owned and operated a successful chain of retail vitamin stores in British Columbia. Glen's vision and strong leadership has guided PNP Pharmaceuticals to become one of Canada's largest and most respected contract manufacturers.

  • Dr. Dennis Thneah, Vice President

    Dennis is the co-owner of PNP Pharmaceuticals. Dennis retired as an MD following a 20 year career as a General Physician. He received his medical training in Hong Kong and post graduate in the UK. Recently he was clinically attached to St. Paul’s hospital in Vancouver, B.C.

  • Tony Theng, Accounting

    Tony joined PNP Pharmaceuticals in October 2012. He became certified as a Chartered Accountant in 2011 and remains an active member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC. Before joining PNP, Tony worked at KPMG LLP as an audit and accounting professional while attending the Chartered Accounting School of Business. Over the years, Tony has overseen the financial reporting and accounting duties in PNP's manufacturing environment with his professional experience, knowledge and due diligence. He holds a Diploma in Accounting from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics/Finance from the University of Waterloo.

  • Warren Brent, Account Executive

    Warren joined PNP in 2008, bringing with him 20 years of experience in Sales and Marketing garnered in the Forest Products Industry. His vast experience managing large accounts in the international marketplace, combined with his attention to detail and natural proficiency to provide the highest levels of customer service, make him a valuable asset to the team.

  • Peter Mainwaring, Production Manager

    Peter's 11 years experience began in contract OTC Pharmaceutical manufacturing in the UK for customers that included SmithKline Beecham and Whitehall Laboratories. Upon moving to Canada in 1999, he joined Dairyland and gained experience in the Dairy industry. In 2001 he joined Quest Vitamins/Boehringer Ingelheim/PanGeo Pharma/Jamieson Laboratories Ltd, where he held the position of QA Supervisor. He has a Bachelors of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Kent at Canterbury, England.

  • Wendy Lin, Accounting

    Wendy joined PNP in 2008 and is a Certified General Accountant (CGA). Wendy also holds a Bachelor's Degree of Applied Mathematics from GuangZhou University, Canton, China, as well as a Finance & Management Diploma, from Langara College in Vancouver, B.C.

  • Maria Consolacion Manuel, Quality Assurance Manager

    Maria brings over 15 years experience to PNP Pharmaceuticals in the field of pharmaceutical manufacturing, quality assurance/control, cGMPs and regulatory standards. Prior to joining PNP Pharmaceuticals Maria held the title as QA/QC Manager for the largest contract pharmaceutical manufacturer in Asia, serving major international clients such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim, Schering, Bayer, Otsuka, and Hoffman-La Roche. Maria holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and is pursuing academic training in Quality Management at BCIT.

  • Robert Liang, Research & Development

    Robert joined PNP Pharmaceuticals in 2004 and oversees all components of production. Prior to PNP, Robert served as Chairman and General Manager with a company overseas. He holds Masters of Science and Business Management Degrees from the University of Huazhang, China.

  • Alan Urmeneta, Purchasing & Logistics Manager

    Alan has over 13 years experience in purchasing, Materials Management and logistics training in a pharmaceutical environment. Alan previously spent 15 years with Jamieson Laboratories Ltd./ PanGeo Pharma Inc./ Boehringer Ingelheim /Quest Vitamins

  • Abdul Azzam, Quality Control Manager

    Abdul has over 19 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. His experience includes all aspects of the industry including Production, QA, QC, Validation, Formulation and Regulatory Affairs. Abdul holds a Bachelor's Degree in Science and Master Business Administration in addition to a number of training certifications in the pharmaceutical industry including validation.

  • Emilie Le Bihan, Account Executive

    Emilie studied Biochemistry in France and joined our team in 2015. Starting her career in the Flavour Industry, she spent 7 years working with Food and Natural Health Products manufacturers acquiring a strong technical expertise in regards to ingredients, formulations and applications. By the diversity of the Food and Natural Health Product Industry, Emilie is bringing her experience to PNP sales team and has been a valuable asset.

  • Helen Lam, HR Advisor

    As Human Resources Advisor, Helen leads the HR function at PNP Pharmaceuticals. She works collaboratively with managers on performance management, employee relations, benefits and compensation, and health and safety. Helen has over 7 years of experience as an HR Professional and is a certified member of the Human Resources Management Association. Helen takes pride in creating a culture that is fun, inclusive, and performance drive.

  • Pam Elliott, Director of Product Development

    Pam has worked in the Natural Health and Pharmaceutical industry for over 17 years - in positions encompassing Quality, Regulatory, Formulation, Technical Sales and Customer Relations roles. In 1999, as Health Canada’s Natural Health Directorate was coming into inception, Pam’s Analytical Chemistry focus took her to work at Natural Factors, one of North Americas largest Natural Health Product Manufacturers, as the Quality Control Lab Manager overseeing the Analytical Testing Lab and QC Sampling departments. She went on to work for 11 years at LV Lomas, a leading North American distributor of Pharma, NHP and food specialty ingredients, where she received training from top ingredient manufacturers, assisted customers in developing formulations using both standard and multifunctional ingredients, and aided customers with formulation and production challenges through collaboration with industry technical specialists and hands-on customer plant trials.

  • Raveen, Account Executive

    Raveen has over 5 years of sales and account management experience within the Pharmaceutical and Dietary Supplement Industry. Raveen’s goal is to help his customers achieve success. Raveen works closely with various brands to understand their manufacturing requirements so that PNP can deliver with excellence.

Services

  • Encapsulation

    We are industry leaders in encapsulation with the ability to produce over 10 million capsules per day. We have all new high speed fully automatic as well as semi-automatic capsules fillers to do both large and small runs. Our extensive capsule filling equipment allows us to produce capsule sizes #4, #3, #2, #1, “0” and “00”. We can offer a choice of colour or have your logo printed on the capsule. Capsules are available in vegetarian, bovine gelatin or porcine gelatin, and Halal and Kosher certified if required.

    Two piece hard gelatin or vegetarian capsules are the preferred and most common solid dosage form in the nutraceutical industry, because they have some advantages. Two-piece capsules are preferred by consumers, get products to market faster and use less excipients.

  • Tableting

    Tablets comprise the largest group of delivery systems for all prescribed and over-the-counter (OTC) medications. Reasons for the popularity of tablets include the ease of accurate dosage and the good physical/chemical stability because of low moisture content, as well as the competitive unit production costs and the easily identifiable, elegant distinctive appearance.

    We have the expertise and equipment to make almost any shape and size tablet you require. Some of the most common types of tablets we manufacture are:

    • Immediate release, coated or uncoated
    • Modified release, coated or uncoated
    • Effervescent (dissolved/suspended in water before drinking)
    • Chewable (chewed before swallowing)

    We can custom design tablet tooling for specific shape or size along with company logo or product name embossed into the tablet.

  • Blister Packaging & Cartoning

    We have a high speed blister packaging line that can accommodate all of your blister packaging needs. Our online printer can print your logo, company name or anything else you require on the back of each blister pack. We can produce a custom blister card to your requirements with little lead time.

    Our high speed cartoner is capable of erecting the carton, inserting the blister card(s) or bottle, inserting a pamphlet, printing LOT/Exp, and sealing the carton at a speed of one every second. We can assist you in design and printing of the carton or just let us do it all.

  • Bottling & Labelling

    We have three fully automatic high speed bottling lines that can accommodate any size or shape of bottle and/or cap. Our lines include bottle descrambling, high speed counting, dessicant dispenser, cotton inserter, capper, induction sealer, neckbander and automated shrink wrapper.
  • Pouching & Sachet Filling – Powder, Liquid, Capsules and Tablets

    We have the ability to produce single serving pouches or sample packs with powder or multiple capsules or tablets in large or small volume. Our pouching equipment can accommodate a minimum pouch size of 63mm x 94 mm (2.5” x 3.75”) to a maximum size of 112mm x 150mm (4.5” x 6”). Our equipment has the versatility to pouch in a variety of material including foil, paper, and poly.

    We can liquid fill custom shaped sachets for easy single dose applications, such as cough syrup or energy gels.

  • Stick Packaging

    Our high-speed stick packaging equipment can produce over 800,000 sticks per day and accurately dose both pharmaceutical and nutraceutical powders. Stick packs are ideally suited for single dose applications from 0.5 grams to 10 grams, depending on material bulk density.
  • Formulation

    To consistently produce a product of high standard you must first begin with a Master Formula. A quality Master Formula may take extensive R&D to ensure the formulation meets all specifications. A correctly formulated Master formula ensures that the product: meets all product specifications (dosage, disintegration, stability, etc.), can run successfully on specific equipment, has an elegant appearance, can be readily duplicated.

    PNP Pharmaceuticals has the expertise to formulate most any dry dosage form, such as, capsule, tablet, and powder.  From the simple to the most complex formulations our experienced formulators can confidently fulfill your requirements.

  • Blending

    The blending stage is a critical area of production, for without a homogenous blend the finished product will not meet specifications. PNP Pharmaceuticals employees several blenders that are specifically designed and validated for different applications.  Our blending equipment includes:

    • large ribbon blenders - with a maximum blend capacity of 1500kg (3300lb).
    • large V-blenders - with a maximum blend capacity of 500kg (1100lb).
    • small offset twin cone blender - with a maximum blend capacity of 100kg (220lb).

    All blenders are custom manufactured from high quality stainless steel and meet or exceed all GMP requirements.

  • Coating

    The coating of a tablet, softgel or two piece hard gelatin capsule offers many advantages, such as a higher physiochemical stability, better compliance and increased therapeutic efficacy of the active ingredient. Our expertise in coating can offer the following possibilities for your product:

    • GI targeting (gastroresistance, release in the colon)
    • Protective coatings (taste and odour masking, protect against moisture)
    • Elegant appearance with a colour coating of choice

    Our coating system allows us to film/enteric coat tablets, softgel capsules, two piece hard gelatin capsules or two piece vegetarian capsules.  We can colour coat your product to match an existing product colour or develop a new colour to your specifications.

Quality Control & Compliance

Speed, efficiency and service are meaningless without the most important component of all, QUALITY. At PNP Pharmaceuticals we are always industry leaders in implementing new methods and technology to ensure quality is ever-present.

  • As a GMP company, ALL vendors are rigorously screened and qualified before given an approved vendor status.
  • All incoming raw material is immediately received into quarantine and immediately sampled.
  • Sampled raw material is sent to accredited third party laboratory and tested for identification, potency, chemical and microbial contaminants. Results are analyzed to our client’s specifications and either approved or rejected.
  • Approved material is electronically released into inventory to await manufacturing.
  • As material is dispensed for manufacturing our computer system electronically monitors the material, checking for correct raw material, quantity dispensed and valid expiration. This system reduces the chance of human error.
  • Throughout the manufacturing process, our QA/QC personnel performs in-process sampling and in-house testing to ensure uniformity to our specifications. In-house testing may include but not limited to disintegration, hardness, friability, and weight variation. The product in bulk form is tested by third party laboratory according to applicable specifications. If all tests meet applicable specifications, the manufactured product is released for packaging or shipment in bulk.
  • During the packaging phase, again our QA/QC personnel perform in-process sampling and testing (such as fill accuracy, integrity of seal, label verification, and correctness of lot number and expiry date) to ensure conformity to specifications. If all specifications are met the product will undergo finished product testing before being released for shipment.
Site License (View License)

Under the NHPD regulations set forth by Health Canada all manufacturers of natural health products must have a valid Site License to fabricate and/or package nutritional products. PNP Pharmaceuticals holds the honor of being one the first manufacturers to be issued a Site License in Canada.

Establishment License (View License)
Regulations set forth by Health Canada state all manufacturers of drug products must have a valid Establishment License to fabricate and/or package drug products. PNP Pharmaceuticals holds a valid Establishment License permitting fabrication and packaging of such products.

Precursor A License
For the fabrication and packaging of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine products.

Gluten Free Certified (View Certificiate)
The GF logo stands for the independent verification of quality, integrity, and purity of products. Products carrying the GF logo represents the unmatched reliability for meeting strict gluten-free standards. GFCO is one of the leading gluten-free certification programs in the world.

Organix Certified (View USDA Certificate) (View CA Certificate)
Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd. (Pro-Cert) is one of North America’s foremost national certifier’s of organic products. With a client base including producers, processors and traders from across Canada and the United-States of America, Pro-Cert has become one of the most prominent players in the certification field

BRC Certified View Certificate
BRC initially developed its Global Standard for Food Safety in order to help the food industry meet legislative requirements of the EU General Product Safety Directive and the UK Food Safety Act. This standard is recognized as a GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) benchmarked food safety scheme and has been accepted by 8 major international retailers: Carefour, Tesco, ICA, Metro, Migros, Ahold, Walmart and Delhaize.

Work with PNP Pharmaceuticals

Located in Burnaby, BC, PNP Pharmaceuticals is contract manufacturer of pharmaceutical nutritional products. We are a growing company always looking for talented and energetic individuals to join our team and share our vision. At PNP Pharmaceuticals, we believe in recognition, inclusion and diversity for a better work place. We are committed to doing the right thing for our employees, clients and other stakeholders. Explore our current job opportunities and apply to be part of the PNP team.

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9388 North Fraser Crescent
Burnaby, British Columbia
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T: 604.435.6200
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