Indonesia is one of tropical countries that is rich in medicinal plants. Medicinal plants have been handed down from one generation to the next and used in almost every country in the world for healing and prevention of various diseases. Currently, the efficacy of herbal medicine has gained international acknowledgement and more interest in Indonesian society.
Jamu gendong started the development of herbal medicine industry in Indonesia. Along with the needs development of an increasing herbal medicine, Borobudur Herbal Industry (Borobudur Industri Jamu, PT.) established Extraction Factory with total area of 25,000 m2 in Semarang, province of Central Java in 2004.
Products and Services
Borobudur Extraction Center carries out its operations in accordance with ISO 9001 quality management system and the requirements of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) in order to meet various market demands, especially in the field of herbal term.
Borobudur Extraction Center is also ready to provide customer-demand services such as contract manufacturing, private labeling, and the development of high-quality extract formula.
Borobudur Extraction Center uses modern technology made in Germany by the European standard in processing viscous extract and dried extract. The capacity in processing crude drug (herb) is approximately 50 tons per month which is run using four pieces of percolators. The overall production process is controlled and monitored by experienced staff, those are experts in the field of extraction who have to ensure the consistency of the product quality that must meet international standards (WHO).
To prevent product contamination caused by damage of tanks and pipelines, the entire facility, either related directly or indirectly must be using stainless steel 316 L. Cleaning machines and equipments during the process working out uses a system of CIP (Cleaning In Place).
The process of extract production starts from Solvent tank and then having process in the the percolator to receive and put herbs in contact with a solvent. Continuing evaporation process which has aim to evaporate the solvent so it can produce spissum (viscous extract). After that the next step is sterilization which carries out for four seconds at the temperature of 130° – 140° C. Furthermore, viscous extract is processed in the mixing tank and would be dried into a dry extract by using machine of Vacuum Belt Dryer (VBD) for ± 1 hour with vacuum of 15 mbar. Then the dried extract would be finely milled become extract powder in the Ruberg mixing machine.
Research & Development
The Company fully supports the Department of R & D Laboratory to develop new products and improve existing products for achieving the best results. R & D department always uses the latest technology and methods in conducting research and product development. These are done so that the resulted product, proven its efficacy and safety, both in small scale and large scale (the scale of production). R & D department is also equipped with several tools such as Soxhlet Equipment, Fluid Bed Dryer, Vacuum Dryer, Spray Dryer, and supported by experienced experts in their own field.
Quality Control / Assurance
The quality of each product is guaranteed its quality according to the strict procedures of pharmaceutical standards. Quality Control Department is equipped with international standards testing tools such as:
1. HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography)
2. Spectrophotometer UV-Vis
3. TLC Densitometer
4. Photostability Chamber
5. Laminar Air Flow
6. Tablet Hardness Tester
9. Moisture Analyzer
10. High Performance Microscope
11. Disintegration Tester
To assure the product proven safe for consumption, Quality Control Department has ensured that each stage of production process monitoring has been conducted thoroughly, so that the product has complied with the established standards and is ready for market.