Flow Chemistry for API Commercial Manufacturing

Ajinomoto OmniChem, an innovative provider of small molecule API, contract development and manufacturing services, has announced the successful completion of a commercial scale manufacturing campaign that involved adapting a traditional multi-step batch process into a continuous flow chemistry platform. Continuous flow manufacturing has several advantages over batch production including reduction of overall processing time, increased reaction selectivity, better product quality, saving on temporary storage costs, better control of the entire production process, and safer reactions at high temperatures & pressures when handling hazardous materials. The mobile installation of the continuous flow platform was designed and implemented in OmniChem's pilot plan facility based in Wetteren, Belgium.

The continuous flow capability enables R&D and scale up to 100kg commercial levels and its modular construction allows for easy adaptation to other manufacturing processes. Building out this continuous flow platform is supported by the multi-year grant awards OmniChem received from the Belgian government.