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Active Ingredient

Any component that provides pharmacological activity or other direct effect in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, or affects the structure or any function of the body of man or animals.

ac·tive in·gre·di·ent

(ak'tiv in-grē'dē-ĕnt)
Any component of a pharmaceutical product that exerts pharmacologic activity.
Synonym(s): active pharmaceutical ingredient.

active ingredient

the chemically active part of a manufactured product such as a HERBICIDE, the remainder being inert.
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Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces the appointment of Permcos, specialists in the distribution of raw materials for the cosmetics market, as its official distributor for Clariant Active Ingredients in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
FRANCE & BRAZIL: Clariant has formed a new Active Ingredients Unit to provide dedicated, expert support for the highly-specialized needs of the personal care industry.
The Food and Drug Administration is requesting more scientific data on the safety and effectiveness of the active ingredients in antiseptic products used in hospitals, physician's offices, and other health care settings in a proposed rule issued April 30.
Then recently, some companies switched to pharmaceutical-type compression to add active ingredients.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned parents to be aware of the active ingredients in over-the-counter allergy medications for children, it was reported yesterday.
The oil and certain active ingredients showed beneficial immunomodulatory properties, augmenting the T cell-and natural killer cellmediated immune responses.
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7 billion yen in establishing a new production site for pharmaceutical and agrochemical intermediates and active ingredients at its subsidiary AGC Wakasa Chemicals Co.
Because of this property, propylene glycol USP/EP is an excellent solvent and extractant for a wide range of active ingredients in vitamins, vaccines, therapeutic drugs, antiseptics and local anesthetics.
Pentapharm holds a global position in the development and production of active ingredients and system solutions for the cosmetics industry.
Ivax is involved in the research, development and marketing of branded and generic pharmaceutical products while Teva focuses on generic pharmaceuticals and active ingredients.
Nordmark's focus is on production of biological active ingredients and pharmaceutical drugs, which are sold worldwide.