Arasto Pharmaceutical Chemicals Inc
Arasto is the first private sector manufacturer of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) in Iran. Founded in 1993, Arasto has been supplying APIs to domestic and international clients since 1996. Business Development, Regulatory Affairs, Sales, Marketing and other administrative and financial functions are conducted through our head office in Tehran. Manufacturing, QA/QC and material management departments are located in Kaveh Industrial Park, 90 km south of Tehran. Arasto was granted Science-Based Company status by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Development in 2016. This was based on its record of excellence in Research and Development as demonstrated in numerous scientific publications and international patents of the Azhand Group (see http://www.freepatentsonline.com, KhashayarKarimian, http://ibb.ut. ac.ir / karimian) and included de novo production of High Potency (HiPo) APIs in totally closed production systems which were designed by Azhand engineering and technical staff and manufactured by various domestic fabricators. All production equipment have been validated for pressure differentials, ammonia leak, dispersed oil particulate (DOP), and naproxen surrogate tests (ISO 14644-1:2015, EU GMP Annex 1, 21 CFR Part 11). Occupational exposure limits (OELs) in various steps of production have been measured and certified by regulatory authorities and found to be considerably below the allowed limits, allowing Arasto Category V HiPo oral and injectable API production.