Health, pharma & biotechnology

We supply the healthcare, biotech and pharma markets with high-quality active ingredients and additives to provide a range of functional solutions.

Health pharma & biotechnology

High-quality, natural ingredients for pharma and healthcare

At Imerys, we draw on our own world-class ore bodies spread across the globe to offer our customers an extensive range of controlled, consistently high-quality, natural mineral ingredients with superior products and easy processing for pharmaceuticals and healthcare markets.

Our pharmaceutical diatomite grades are high-purity filter aids of choice in biotechnology and bio-pharmaceutical applications, including blood plasma fractionation and as a filtration-boosting process aid for harvesting and clarifying antibodies and proteins. Diatomite is also an excellent high-purity functional additive or process enabler in pharmaceutical filtration and a key component in USP-NF Filter Aids for blood filtration clarification and fractionation processing.

Our pharmaceutical-grade Precipitated Calcium Carbonates (PCC) are Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) of choice for antacids and calcium supplements and make good pharmaceutical diluents, colouring agents and processing aids for tablet production

Our talcs* are suitable glidants and lubricants for compressed tablets and coated products, and can also be used as carriers for medicated topical powders

Our range of aluminium silicate USP grade kaolins are specifically designed for the personal care and pharmaceutical industry. These mineral-based solutions help fortify, brighten and enhance the quality of the everyday products we all need to thrive.

Synthetic calcium silicate is an excellent tableting aid in certain vitamin formulations and especially effective at carrying vitamin E into powder formulations.

Harnessing our mineral expertise, we are also contributing to tackling some of the world’s major health issues, such as mosquito-borne disease: Our Imergard™ WP mechanical insecticide could prove invaluable in controlling mosquito populations in sub-Saharan Africa, where malaria claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year.

*Talc products are not available in the USA and Canada. Contact us for an alternative range.