RARE PHARMA-GRADE BARIUM SULFATE AND IODINE IN NORTH AMERICA
Voyageur Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (VM: TSX-V, OTC: VVYRF, Forum) is developing its 100% owned high grade barium sulfate project in BC, Canada.
VM business plan is to develop its advanced stage pharmaceutical grade barium sulfate project, Frances Creek. Voyageur is developing barium contrast radiographic suspension products for the pharmaceutical industry.
Frances Creek bulk sample tentatively scheduled for Q3, 2021
VM’s pharmaceutical grade barite is naturally occurring with grades as high as 99.26% BaSO4 in-situ, which is very rare.
Voyageur has achieved a 98.6% BaSO4 product with SGS Minerals. The only barite sold in the market place, grading +98%, is man made in a lab using an expensive manufacturing processing.
The only other source of natural pharmaceutical grade barite is from China.
China only exports 5% of their production of pharmaceutical barite, allocating 95% for their domestic market.
The pharmaceutical industry primarily uses expensive man made barium sulfate for the radiographic market.