CHENGDU, China, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 updates on its Qionglai Facility (QLF). The construction of QLF has been completed in mid April as previously projected which was immediately followed by equipment installation and a series of procedures that prepares the plant for the final GMP certification. The Company targets mid June 2013 for the GMP certification process initiation for the QLF TCM pre-extraction facility.
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 GMP standards stipulated by the PRC government in early 2011, TPI initiated the process of optimizing the manufacturing facilities in compliance with the new GMP standards. Due to the redesigning of the industrial parks in the suburbs of Chengdu, TPI's manufacturing facility at the Longquan district, east of Chengdu, is scheduled to be relocated to Qionglai city, south of Chengdu, which is designated for 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 Chengdu surrounded by rapidly expanding residential area. The QLF is estimated to be 80 mu or 53,000 square meters. 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.About TPI Headquartered at 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, 7 are included in the essential drug list of China. For more information about TPI, please visit: http://www.tianyinpharma.com. Safe Harbor Statement The Statements which are not historical facts contained in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties including but not limited to risks associated with the uncertainty of future financial results, additional financing requirements, development of new products, government approval processes, the impact of competitive products or pricing, technological changes, the effect of economic conditions and other uncertainties detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.