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Paraveganio is World’s First Paracetamol to Carry Vegan Society Trademark 

Paraveganio is now the first medicinal product in the world to be registered with the Vegan Trademark, according to The Vegan Society. One of the most widely used painkillers in the world, it is not commonly known that paracetamol – and many other medicines – often contain animal derivatives. Paraveganio hits the market as the world’s first vegan-certified paracetamol option, helping to fight fever as well as mild to moderate pain without animal-derived ingredients. Conventional paracetamol tablets contain the flow regulator magnesium stearate – a salt of stearic acid and magnesium which can be of animal origin. The magnesium stearate in Paraveganio is taken from pure vegetable origin. Developed by German pharmaceutical company axunio, the certified vegan drug contains 500mg of the proven active ingredient …


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Roquette Develops Gelatin-Free Pea-Based Softgel to Make Medications Vegan-Friendly

Roquette has created a pea-based softgel solution that can be used to make an alternative to gelatin capsules. The new launch will make it easier for companies to produce vegan-friendly medications and supplements. Made from pea starch, carrageenan, sorbitol, and a gelling agent, Roquette’s ready-to-use pharmaceutical-grade solution is called LYCAGEL™ Premix. It is fully plant-based and meets EU and US standards for both pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products. The solution allows manufacturers to easily make capsules with comparable characteristics to the conventional gelatin-based variety. These characteristics include strength, seal integrity, quick drying time with no stickiness, fast disintegration, and no cross-linking. The capsules also have a higher processing temperature suitability than gelatin. Animal-free pharmaceuticals Around 70% of medications contain ingredients of animal origin. Surveys suggest that …





70% of Medicines Contain Substances of Animal Origin – Veggiepharm is Here to Make Change Happen

Veggiepharm was founded by Luc Lamirault and Kévin Bondiguel in 2017 as the very first pharmaceutical company to develop medicines certified without animal ingredients and not tested on animals. The two founders come from Medipha Santé, an independent French pharmaceutical laboratory that develops drugs and acts as a service provider for other French and international laboratories.