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Gemini Pharmaceuticals Recognized As The First Recipient Of The “Ribus® Certified Contract Manufacturer” Program

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Mark Jost


Commack, NY, October 14, 2014 – Gemini Pharmaceuticals, a contract manufacturer of dietary supplements and OTC pharmaceuticals, is the first contract manufacturer to gain certification under the new RIBUS® Certified Contract Manufacturer Program. Gemini, over the course of 2 years, demonstrated the expertise needed to properly utilize RIBUS rice-based alternatives to synthetic excipients, Nu-FLOW® and Nu-RICE®, in dietary supplement formulas. This announcement was made during a special meeting held at the Supply Side West Global Conference and Expo, October 8-9, 2014 in Las Vegas.

The RIBUS rice based materials comply with the organic regulatory changes to remove silicon dioxide by the November 2014 deadline. Additionally, Nu-FLOW and Nu-RICE are used as a replacements for stearates, i.e. Mg stearate, vegetable stearate, stearic acid, etc., in the supplement manufacturing process.

Michael Finamore, CEO of Gemini Pharmaceuticals, Inc states, “We are extremely pleased to be recognized by RIBUS as their first Certified Contract Manufacturer. Our familiarity with the RIBUS family of ingredients offers Gemini the unique opportunity to design and manufacture nutritional products for our accounts by eliminating traditional inactive ingredients without sacrificing the quality or efficacy of the formulations.”

“By achieving their Certification, Gemini has demonstrated their ability to stay on top of ingredient trends, positioning themselves as being able to offer clients a demonstrated knowledge and experience in commercially producing tablets and capsules using Nu-FLOW and Nu-RICE”, according to Steve Peirce, President of RIBUS.

About Gemini Pharmaceuticals:
Gemini Pharmaceuticals Inc, of Commack NY, a leading contract manufacturer of both dietary supplements and OTC pharmaceuticals, has been a pioneer in the use of these Ribus ingredients as both functional and nutritional ingredients in a multitude of products it produces for leading marketers of dietary supplements. With over 30 years of experience, Gemini is world class manufacturer of solid dosage products with production exceeding 18 billion tablets/ capsules per year. The quality of the operation has been recognized by the achievement of both NSF and TGA registrations. Gemini manufactures products in compliance with both Kosher and Halal requirements.

About RIBUS:
RIBUS’ corporate headquarters are in St. Louis, Missouri, and the rice used is grown and processed in the United States. Distributors supply more than 20 countries in North America, Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Korea. RIBUS has exported to over 40 countries around the world since 1992, and its team of brokers and distributors includes over 100 sales representatives.
The company produces patented, clean label ingredients that are non-genetically modified (non-GMO) natural, organic, vegan, Kosher, Halal, hypoallergenic and gluten-free rice-based ingredients for leading global producers in the food, beverage and dietary supplement sectors.

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