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Our Progress


1996 March

Canadian Phytopharmaceuticals Corporation (CPC) was established in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

1996 March

Almost immediately after its inception, CPC developed multiple High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) methods. CPC has positioned itself as a research based company from the beginning.

Pre 1997 Foundation

For the first time in the industry, the concept of Standardization in the quality control of botanical extracts.

1997 Database

Established a database of HPLC profiles for some of the important medicinal herbs including Kava Kava, St. John's Wort, Cat's Claw, Goldenseal, Echinacea and North American Ginseng, among others.

Fall 1997 Evaluation Program

Ginseng Evaluation Program - a comprehensive collaborative research project involving the American Botanical Council, University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Ottawa.

2001 January

The first International Conference on the Standardization and Internationalization of Phytomedicines held in Beijing China, which was co-chaired and co-organized by the then Chinese State Drug Administration (SDA) and Canadian Phytopharmaceuticals Corporation.

2004 January

The Natural Health Product Regulations (NHPR) come into effect on January 1, 2004. For the first time in Canada, NHPs have their own unique regulatory system designed specifically for this diverse category of products. The NHPR contains specific requirements for product licensing, site licensing, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and clinical trials.

2004-05 Site Licence

The NHPR set a two-year phase-in period for companies that were in operation at the time to become GMP compliant by obtaining a Site Licence. CPC was among the first group of companies that obtained site licence from NHPD.

2005 February

Goldenseal Industrial Standard Project with the National Research Centre Canada (NRC).

2005 June

CPC moved into its current 30,000 square foot manufacturing facility which was specifically designed and built in accordance with the GMP requirements under the new Natural Health Product Regulations.

2005-08 Stability Data

Establishment of finished and semi-finished products stability data.

2004-05 Site Licence

The NHPR set a two-year phase-in period for companies that were in operation at the time to become GMP compliant by obtaining a Site Licence. CPC was among the first group of companies that obtained site licence from NHPD.

2010 March

A joint, collaborative research laboratory was established between CPC, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Institute of Medicinal Plant Development (IMPLAD), Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.

2010 August

The new ‘CANPHY®’ brand, registered worldwide, is launched in order to market the premium quality botanical extracts produced by CPC.