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USP acknowledges Gnosis' proposal for Menaquinone-7 monograph
DESIO, Italy - September, 4th 2015
Gnosis is proud to explain its key role in the definition of a new USP standard requirement for Vitamin K2 as Menaquinone-7, which will be available in the first Official Compendia Monograph of Dietary Supplement for Vitamin K2 as menaquinone-7 (MK-7), published in USP 38-NF33 First Supplement, effective from August 1st, 215.
Driven by the need to guarantee extremely high quality standards for an optimal Vitamin K2 ingredient for its business partners and customers in a global market where different sources and quality of menaquinone-7 coexist, a qualified team of Gnosis experts drafted a Vitamin K2 monograph proposal based on the specifications of Gnosis VitaMK7®, the real Vitamin K2 As MK-7 as nature intended.
Gnosis submitted the proposal to the United States Pharmacopeia, who favorably acknowledged the application and began an exchange of information with Gnosis in order to adapt the draft monograph as a model for the most advanced quality standards of Vitamin K2.
Of particular note is the requirement "IT CONTAINS NO ORGANIC SOLVENTS" reported in the definition of the official monograph, which definitively highlights the advantage of a totally natural Vitamin K2 as MK7 (VitaMK7®) which has been derived from a production process that DOES NOT USE ANY CHEMICALS OR SOLVENTS.
"Gnosis' specific process for producing VitaMK7® is patented in EU, USA and Japan..."- said Marco Berna, Business Development Director of Gnosis Group - "... and the total absence of solvents is guaranteed by the advanced technologies in purification used, which includes extraction by a proprietary "supercritical CO2"procedure" that allows Gnosis to obtain a product through the natural fermentation of Bacillus subtilis with the highest purity. We have been able to reproduce on a larger industrial scale what nature has done for centuries but have included a further level of purification and characterization. I am glad that this work has been recognized in the first of a series of USP monographs dedicated to this special vitamin and the role Gnosis had in supplying USP with the Vitamin K2 reference standard which was produced under the most stringent cGMP procedures and was used for all of the quality control analyses required for the monograph".
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