SOURCING AND PROCUREMENT
We are Agents and Distributors for manufacturers of quality APIs.
We offer a wide range of APIs for the pharmaceutical, veterinary and health food markets, including, but not limited to:
REGULATORY & COMPLIANCE
We are registered with the MHRA as an importer and distributor of APIs, API 42376.
We hold schedule 2, 3, 4 part 1 and 4 part 2 licences to possess and supply controlled drugs.
SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS
UK storage with a third-party warehouse.
MHRA licensed and audited, also holding ISO 9001:2015 and BRC certificated.
Ambient and chilled storage and distribution.
Distribution to UK, Ireland and EU.
DfT regulated import and clearance agent based at London Heathrow.
GLOBAL SUPPLIER NETWORK
Strong network of Chinese and Indian manufacturers.
DOCUMENTATION & CONTROLS
Regulatory documentation to meet customer requirements:
Materials are supplied in original packaging with original manufacturer’s documentation. No repacking is undertaken.
From our base in Central England, Arena Pharmaceuticals source, procure, store and supply high quality APIs from our global network to meet your complex regulatory needs. Established in 2001, we have built a strong and highly experienced team to become a leading supplier of APIs for the pharmaceutical, veterinary and health food markets, including Antibiotics, Steroids, Vitamins and Nutritional Ingredients.
"Arena are the go-to company for our US imports. I have complete confidence that an order placed is an order delivered and if issues occur Arena will deal with them in an efficient, timely and – above all – safe manner with product quality and security the paramount objective."
Supply & Planning Systems Manager
“Not only is Arena Pharmaceuticals an efficient and knowledgeable company, they have been instrumental in the development of my business, especially in its early days with their understanding and support.”
Fish Treatment Ltd
Dr Fiona Macdonald BVMS MRCVS Managing Director
“Arena continue to be a delight to work with. Helen and her team are always very responsive to my enquiries. They are highly knowledgeable with excellent contacts throughout the pharmaceuticals industry.
Helen really understands the industry requirements for regulatory compliance. Their supportive documentation is always of the highest standard. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Arena as a fantastic company to deal with for API or excipient requirements.”
Development Team Leader
“Arena are our first point of contact for sourcing difficult APIs. The wide range of contacts they have built up globally, plus their local presence on the ground in China, enables them to access suppliers we can’t directly.
Their attention to detail regarding documentation is exemplary and is one of the things that sets them apart from their rivals.”
Assistant Purchasing Manager
“My experience is that Arena are a very reliable partner to work with and it is a pleasure to have a supplier who is proactively trying to help us reduce the risk whilst improving the compliance in our supply chain.”
Qualified Person and Responsible Person
“Our company has found it really refreshing to work with Arena Pharmaceuticals, a company where the staff really do fully understand the complex regulatory requirements of a modern day active ingredients supplier.
The team there do a great job interpreting these needs as a fundamental minimum requirement and places that at the core of all aspects of their supply chain.
Our procurement, regulatory and quality teams have very quickly gained confidence in Arena’s ability to identify viable materials solutions in support of our often very challenging demands.”