“QUALITY IS NOT AN ACT, IT'S A HABIT
At Astron our main priority is to continuously maintain a high degree of quality at all levels. Our company vision to maintain the highest quality has been the driving force which has taken us to great heights in the industry. The trust consumers have on our products, is earned through many years of hard work, perseverance and commitment towards supplying products of the highest quality. We source our raw material supplies and machinery from the finest suppliers around the world, selecting them with great care and never compromise on quality over cost.
Astron practices a high level of strategic quality management concepts such as "quality by design" and productive maintenance to improve our processes continuously. Our desire has always been to maintain and improve the quality of our products and also of our processes.
Astron has a highly qualified, well experienced and passionate team of quality assurance and quality control specialists, who independently monitor, assess and control its processes continuously to ensure consistent product quality, safety and efficacy complying with international standards. Raw materials, packing materials and finished products undergo microbiological, chemical and mechanical testing at our in-house accredited laboratories at every stage of production before our products reach consumers and health care professionals.
Astron pharmaceutical manufacturing facility is operated under the strict guidelines given by the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) of Sri Lanka in accordance with WHO-GMP. Our nutrition supplements production facility is certified under ISO 22000:2018, internationally recognized food safety management system while manufacturing processes adhere to HACCP principles and GMP guidelines annually audited by Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI). Herbal products manufacturing facility is certified for GMP standards by SGS Lanka which is globally recognized certification body. Animal health section functions under the GMP guidelines stipulated by SLSI adhering to SLS 1505:2015 standard.
Astron houses three seperate laboratories namely chemical, mechanical and microbiological laboratories which are accredited under ISO 17025:2017, is the only accredited one of its kind for pharmaceutical testing in Sri Lanka. All three laboratories are equipped with advanced testing equipment and all the tests are carried out by professionally qualified and competent staff according to the guidelines recommended in international pharmacopoeias.