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About Us

Unleashing the true potential of Turmeric Curcumin

Cortiba Health. A passion for innovation and a scientific pedigree.

Cortiba Health combines the passion and expertise of two innovative and highly respected pharmaceutical service companies – IPS Pharma in the UK and Lyrus Life Sciences in the USA.

The story began in 2012 with IPS approaching Lyrus to develop several products for the UK market. The IPS reputation for impeccable quality, regulatory compliance and customer service perfectly complemented the Lyrus focus on the development and manufacture of breakthrough health remedies which add value to every human life.

At that time, what had been known about turmeric for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine was being validated by clinical research, and its active compound, curcumin, was in the spotlight. One of the challenges was poor solubility, and the newly formed joint venture set about developing a technologically advanced delivery system that would solve this problem.

Over the past eight years, we have continued this work, and the result is Yellow Root Curcumin, of which we are very proud. Yellow Root Curcumin owes its ground-breaking absorptive capacity to C3 Cura ™ Advanced Absorption Technology, now patented in 129 countries, and set to revitalise the fortunes of other poorly absorbed compounds.

The people behind our advanced liquid curcumin products

Mr C.P. Bothra

Mr C.P. Bothra


The founder of Lyrus Group, Mr. Bothra is one of the industry’s key global leaders, with over 45 years’ pharmaceutical experience. In the early 1980s, he established and ran India’s most successful and respected contract pharmaceutical manufacturing company, Medreich. In 2015, he founded the Lyrus group, with a clear focus on pharmaceutical innovation and research and development (R&D). Still family owned, Lyrus has grown to encompass two state-of-the-art R&D facilities and a team of 170 experienced scientists.
Mr. Vijay Kumar Ranka

Mr. Vijay Kumar Ranka

Executive Director

Mr. Ranka oversees and steers Cortiba Health company strategy, including the development of innovative products that improve quality of life. A molecular biologist with a strong academic foundation, he actively engages with research teams in developing advanced nutraceutical products. His background includes experience of integrating traditional knowledge of herbs with modern science, and creating breakthrough natural products that meet emerging trends in the healthcare industry.
Dr Malini Sharma

Dr Malini Sharma

Program Leader

Dr. Sharma has vast scientific experience in the field of pharmaceutical quality compliance and analytical laboratory operations, and was awarded a PhD in Biotechnology for her research work on fixed dose combination drugs in hypertension treatment regimens. Her experience is invaluable to the company, and drives our research teams in developing innovative, relevant and impactful products, which advance the cause of human health.
Mr. Ashok Patel

Mr. Ashok Patel

Founder - IPS Pharma

Originally a practicing clinical pharmacist, Mr. Patel has over 40 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical sector, including over 10 years in the nutraceutical sector. He founded IPS in 2001, and it is now one of the leading pharmaceutical service suppliers in the UK and Europe. He has been instrumental in implementing systems and regulatory oversight that ensure the supply of highest quality precision medicines and best serve the needs of patients and customers.
Mr. Tony Dutta

Mr. Tony Dutta

CEO - IPS Pharma

Mr. Dutta has worked for over 30 years in the pharmaceutical sector. He has broad experience of bringing healthcare products to market, and understands the commercial cycle from idea to manufacture to customer access. He has helped build the enviable reputation of IPS and his skills are now laying firm foundations for Cortiba Health. He enjoys working with and building teams that share the same objective – to meet unmet health needs.

Our mission? To precisely meet the most pressing of health needs.

In the crowded nutritional supplement space, there is no longer any room for ‘me too’ products. At Cortiba Health, our mission is, therefore, to innovate and develop precision nutraceuticals, based on ground-breaking technologies, that support the health and vitality of our customers, and represent a genuine advance on existing products available.

Our pharmaceutical pedigree and infrastructure enable us to manufacture in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), the most stringent of UK quality standards, unlike other supplement manufacturers.

At heart, our goal is to make a positive impact on peoples’ lives – by supplying them with quality, next-level, nutritional support through innovative products that no other company can provide.

Why customers are choosing our curcumin supplements

  • Pharmaceutical pedigree, backed by doctors, scientists & technologists globally
  • Supported by a rigorous, scientific programme and clinical studies
  • Ground-breaking, patented C3 CuraTM Advanced Absorption Technology
  • Maximum absorption with minimum burden on body elimination systems
  • Reassurance of quality formulation with cGMP regulatory standard
  • Global support network, ships to countries worldwide