Tishcon Corp. was founded in Westbury, NY, by Raj Chopra, Vipin Patel and others in 1976 as a contract manufacturer of bulk products, mostly for mail order marketers and wholesalers. Over the years, the company has expanded to offer a full line of services: from packaging and labeling to new product development. A second location, in Salisbury, MD, was established in 1984.
Presently, co-founder Raj Chopra serves as CEO. Chopra has an extensive background in various disciplines related to the nutraceutical, vitamin and supplement industry. In addition to previous work with contract manufacturers, Chopra has expertise in formulation, product development, nutrition research and food technology. This range of experience has given the company a strong basis for expanding its product offerings.
Today, Tishcon operates facilities in New York and Maryland. Westbury is the home to softgel encapsulation facilities, research and development (R&D) laboratories and quality control (QC) testing labs. The Salisbury operation houses encapsulation and tableting operations, as well as all bottling, packaging and distribution. A satellite laboratory in Maryland handles QC testing during production. All purchasing and accounting functions are also located in the Salisbury facility.
Key Market Areas
The company produces various types of United States Pharmacopeia (USP)-compliant supplements including: tablets, capsules, softgels and some of the best chewable supplements in the world.
Tishcon also produces:
- Bio-Solv® highly soluble softsules (patented)
- Rapid Solv® tablets and caplets
- Snipcaps™, Snipgels™, Snipsules™ for topical skin treatments (Dermagen®) and bath oil softgels.
The company features solvent-free, no-heat, cold compression technology, the taste masking of vitamins, minerals and pharmaceuticals, in-house testing laboratories for physio-chemical and microbiological analyses, and complete packaging and finishing services.
Major Products/Service Offerings
Capsules. Tishcon manufactures the highest-quality, gelatin and vege capsules. Tishcon’s facilities are all state-of-the-art, GMP-certified plants containing the latest in climate control and purification equipment. Our leading-edge satellite laboratory in Maryland continuously performs QC testing during production.
Tablets. Tishcon manufactures the highest-quality tablets. Our tableting operations are extensive and include 40 tableting machines that produce three billion tablets per year. Film coating and protein glazing are available to increase shelf life and protect against oxidation.
Powders. Tishcon provides research and development in the area of powdered supplements.
Softgels. With over 30 years experience in manufacturing softgels, Tishcon is uniquely qualified to provide its customers with the purity and potency they require in a soft gelatin delivery system. Utilizing the most advanced technology available, Tishcon manufactures the highest quality softgels, and specializes in encapsulating materials that are often considered impossible to encapsulate.
Chewables. Tishcon is a leading manufacturer of chewable supplements with acknowledged expertise in chewable multivitamin formulations.
Published in WholeFoods Magazine, July 2014