Indena is the world’s leading company dedicated to the identification, development and production of active principles derived from plants, for use in the pharmaceutical, complementary medicine and cosmetic industries.
Indena has approximately 700 employees, with 10% dedicated to full-time research, manages cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution operations in more than 40 countries throughout the world. Indena products are manufactured in state of the art facilities, located in Italy and France.
These facilities operate under good manufacturing practice (GMP), and are licensed by the Italian and French Ministry of Health for the production of food ingredients and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).
The key to Indena’s success is its research, covering the screening of medicinal plants for their pharmacological benefits, the identification of new active principles, and the development of extraction and purification systems at the cutting-edge of industrial application.
Phytochemical research is carried out in Indena’s Research Centre in Settala, Italy. Indena also co-operates with the world’s most prestigious universities and private research institutions.
Today Indena is concentrating its efforts on the industrial production of high-quality standardised active principles derived from plants, which are important ingredients in complementary medicine products. In fact, the company produces standardised extracts from edible plants that are traditionally recognised as having therapeutic properties, as well as from plants that have proven pharmacological value. Indena’s research and production activities are particularly attentive to plant-based principles that have antioxidant properties and are effective in preventing damage caused by free radicals.
Backed by over 90 years of botanical experience, the Italian company has developed a plantation network, managed by experts, to supply its research and production centres, while at the same time ensuring bio-diversity and ecological balance. Today more than 60% of the raw material used is derived from cultivation.
The hallmark of Indena is its commitment to research. This commitment and the results obtained over the past 90 years prove it.