Vets Plus, Inc. and Ashish Life Science Announce Plan to Collaborate on Veterinary Pharmaceutical Formulations

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Partnership expands Vets Plus’ capacity to include production of veterinary pharmaceuticals in India for U.S. market.

Pooling our scientific resources and sharing our research will allow us to better serve the industry with innovative solutions for animal health.

Vets Plus, Inc. (VPI) and Ashish Life Science Pvt. Ltd. are pleased to announce the two animal nutrition and health companies will be partnering to develop pharmaceutical formulations for veterinary health. Vets Plus, Inc. is a U.S.-based manufacturer of nutritional supplements for all species, specializing in nutraceuticals. Ashish Life Science, based in India, focuses on veterinary drugs.

The collaboration is expected to result in multiple pharmaceuticals utilizing the strengths of each company’s existing research teams. President and CEO of Vets Plus, Raj Lall said, “The series of veterinary products we develop with Ashish Life Science will complement our current capabilities.” While Vets Plus has always focused on non-drug approaches to health, Lall said, “Our research and development team has a great range of scientific expertise; Ashish Life Science has expertise and production capability in the pharmaceutical field. Pooling our scientific resources and sharing our research will allow us to better serve the industry with innovative solutions for animal health.”

Lall made it clear that while the production of jointly developed pharmaceuticals would take place in Ashish’s India facility, manufacturing of supplements would continue at VPI’s Menomonie, Wisconsin headquarters. He said, “We are not closing down any of our current manufacturing lines. This partnership will only expand our capabilities.”

The partnership also includes an exclusive agreement for distribution in the United States. Vets Plus will be the sole distributor of all Ashish Life Science nutritional and feed supplement products, as well as the drug products resulting from the collaborative research.

About Vets Plus, Inc.
Vets Plus, Inc. (VPI), located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a leading manufacturer of health and nutritional supplements for both food and companion animals. With over 20 years of experience, Vets Plus creates custom formulations for contract manufacturing of innovative probiotic, prebiotic, nutritional, and nutraceutical products in a wide variety of feeding forms. VPI also manufactures its own product lines including Probios®, Replamin®, PetsPrefer®, Swine Prefer®, Horses Prefer®, and Goats Prefer®. Vets Plus is proud of its continued growth into a leader within the animal health industry and ability to manufacture several hundred products while maintaining ISO-9001:2008 and NASC certifications and cGMP and AAFCO compliance. Vets Plus is a member of the American Pet Products Association (APPA).

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