Following launch at a symposium in Boston in September, Ampac Fine Chemicals (AFC), an SK Pharmteco company, has announced the development of a new series of skid-based modules for continuous flow processes. These, it claims, will revolutionise the technique, closing the gap between benchtop development with microreactors and manufacturing scale.
The proposed acquisition of US-based Snapdragon Chemistry by the Chinese CDMO Asymchem Laboratories has been abandoned. The two firms were unable to agree mitigation terms that would satisfy the US Treasury’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
CDMO Sterling Pharma Solutions has completed the initial phase of investment in its centre of excellence for research into the commercial applications of continuous flow chemistry at Dudley, UK. This follows the appointment in July of Professor Ian Baxendale of Durham University to head a dedicated team in this field.