Our Facilities and Processes
Graminex® is the exclusive grower and manufacturer of non-solvent Flower Pollen Extract™. Graminex® has its corporate office in Saginaw, Michigan and production facilities in Deshler, Ohio. Included at the production location is 75,000 ft2 of manufacturing space, 285,000 ft3 of finished warehousing, 365,000 ft3 of raw material storage and 6,500 acres of farmland. It is from these fields that Graminex® harvests active ingredients, including Flower Pollen Extract™, for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food, animal health and cosmetic industries. From the fields, the raw material passes through our state-of-the-art cGMP certified facilities to create the highest quality actives in the market.
Few companies in the world can claim to have the total cycle of an active raw material under direct and strict control. By maintaining this control over the process, Graminex® is able to manage product integrity and traceability.
The process starts at planting through the selection of certified seed grown in ideal farm locations based on soil fertility. Graminex® Flower Pollen Extract™ raw material is grown without the use of pesticides or herbicides. At the optimal time for each pollen type, Graminex® uses custom-designed harvesting equipment to bring the raw material into our Ohio manufacturing facility.
Once raw material quality specifications are checked, the raw material then moves through our proprietary process designed to isolate the pure pollen grains. In this form, the pure, isolated pollen is held in temperature-controlled storage to ensure the long-term stability of the pollen’s potency and efficacy.
After passing through multiple quality-control checkpoints throughout the extraction process, the finished Graminex® Flower Pollen Extract™ is ready for shipment to our customers worldwide.