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- 03/10/2021


AgroFOOD Industry Hi Tech


Milan, 10th March 2021 –

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has granted Indena its Centennial Award, a special recognition for companies celebrating 100 years in the botanical derivatives industry.
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has been the national trade association and voice of the herbal products industry in US since 1982. Its mission is to promote responsible commerce of herbal products. Since 2006 it has devised a variety of awards that acknowledge individuals and organizations that make substantive, positive contributions to the herbal products industry.


AHPA has chosen Indena for its first Centennial Award: the company is being honoured for the pioneering and innovative spirit with which it has contributed to the development and growth of the high-quality botanical extracts industry for 100 years.


Indena in 2021 is indeed celebrating a century of life and activity dedicated to the research, development and production of premium botanical extracts for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industry.

The company evolution witnesses a continuous growth and a quest for excellence. It began with the intuition of the founders, who combined an innovative approach to medicinal plants with a modern industrial vision and solid scientific foundation. Their legacy still inspires and leads the company today and has allowed to achieve a market leadership recognised all over the world by customers and trade associations.

Speaking on behalf of Indena S.p.A, CEO Daniele Giavini expressed gratitude for AHPA’s first ever Centennial Award. “This award confirms the importance of our ongoing commitment to high quality and our extremely innovative approach, as we continue to invest in product research, new processes and technologies, with a focus on sustainability. This award stimulates us to go forward into our next century with the same vision and enthusiasm, developing products that are increasingly complying to the wealth needs of the community, with care and respect of the environment”.


Indena is the leading company dedicated to the identification, development and production of high quality active principles derived from plants, for use in the pharmaceutical and health food industries. Backed up by a century of botanical experience, the company owns 100 patent families, has published more than 1000 scientific studies and co- operates with the world’s most prestigious universities and private research institutions. Indena employs over 900 staff, investing a significant amount of its annual turnover in research, making this activity the key to its success. Headquartered in Milan, Indena has 4 production sites and 5 international branches throughout the world and manages sales in more than 80 countries. The company’s experts communicate and interact constantly with the major international regulatory authorities and cooperate on the update of all the main pharmacopoeias.
Today Indena has further expanded its CDMO offer encompassing new services. In particular, a kilolab to handle semisynthetic and total synthetic APIs that require high containment (OEL of 20 ng/m3), a new multipurpose GMP pilot plant, a multipurpose fermentation suite and large-and-mid size spray dryers working with organic solvents. Find more on

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