Soma Labs’ Quality Control Program

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The recipient of a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Maryland, John Botzolakis has gained recognition in the pharmaceutical industry by publishing various articles and securing three patents. Drawing on this background, John Botzolakis serves as president and CEO of Soma Labs, a New Jersey company he founded in 1998.

As a contract manufacturer of nutritional supplements and vitamins, Soma Labs has established a comprehensive Quality Control Program with in-process controls based on guidelines set forth by the Food and Drug Administration. Soma Labs also executes and documents every operational process in adherence with the Good Manufacturing Practices established by the National Nutritional Foods Association.

With carefully defined standard operating procedures in place, Soma Labs is able to create uniform and reproducible products and results. The company starts with the highest quality raw materials from reputable suppliers and performs quality control testing to confirm product purity, quality, and strength. When a product is completed, Soma Labs submits it for independent testing as a final quality control measure.


The Purpose of Enteric Coating

New Jersey resident John Botzolakis holds a master’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences and a doctor of philosophy in industrial-physical pharmacy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. John Botzolakis leverages his education and more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and nutrition sectors to lead Soma Labs, a developer and manufacturer of nutritional products.

One of the products available through Soma Labs is enteric coated tablets and capsules, which are oral medications or supplements coated with a polymer that minimizes dissolution as the tablet travels through the body to the small intestine. Without enteric coating, the product can prematurely dissolve in the stomach, causing irritation, instability of the active components and/or lower absorption.

Because enteric coating is made to withstand acidic environments and break down only in non-acidic, or alkaline conditions, a tablet or capsule should always be taken whole to maintain efficacy. Crushing the product is not recommended, as it can reduce the strength of a product. Enteric coating is often used in aspirin as well as arthritis medications. In addition, it is used in certain nutritional supplements, such as fish oil, to ease consumption and eliminate aftertaste.

Soma Labs’ Encapsulation Service

John Botzolakis has dedicated more than three decades to the pharmaceutical and nutritional industries, and in that time he has obtained three patents. John Botzolakis also founded Soma Labs in Middlesex, New Jersey, leading the company as president and CEO.

Soma Labs manufactures vitamins, supplements, probiotics, and other specialty products that help consumers maintain healthy lives. In addition, the company offers a variety of contract services, such as tableting and encapsulation.

From immediate to controlled release and enteric coated tablets and capsules, Soma Labs is equipped to develop tablets and capsules in various sizes. To create the nutritional products, Soma Labs uses various types of tablet press and capsule filling machines, producing up to 100,000 units per hour. Change parts of varying sizes allow the company to customize each type of tablet and capsule.

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