SHANGHAI, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ABACHEM is a public listed company in China, specializing in contract manufacturing to the pharmaceutical, biotechnological and agrochemical industries. Offering a broad spectrum of services for the production of fine chemicals, advanced intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients, we have successfully collaborated and partnered with major pharmaceutical and agrochemical companies globally. ABACHEM has also become a reliable development and manufacturing service provider and meets clients' outsourcing needs by offering cost-effective and time-efficient services and products.
Our R&D department has over 80 scientists with solid industrial experience, providing process research and development services including process selection, optimization, and verification as well as reference standard and impurity preparations. Our laboratory is fully-equipped with modern analytical instruments such as NMR, HPLC, UPLC, LC-MS and GC-MS to ensure that all projects are delivered with accuracy and a high degree of purity. DSC and ARSST are applied to every project in our lab to provide a process safety and hazard assessment. Our four kilo-labs ensure that all kilo-projects are delivered on time. An isolated and state-of-the-art kilo-lab was recently built and dedicated to cGMP projects.
ABACHEM promotes innovation and is open-minded to new ideas and technologies. For example, we recognize that heterocyclic chemistry and asymmetric synthesis are the two most complex and intriguing branches of organic chemistry. The development of technologies and processes for heterocyclic and asymmetric synthesis have been areas of long-term focus for the company. Heterocycles manufactured based on processes developed in-house, such as pyrazoles, triazoles, aza-indoles and unnatural amino acids, are some of the highlights. For chiral technology, besides the traditional asymmetric synthesis, we have recently enhanced our capability by establishing a biocatalysis group.
ABACHEM has tremendous manufacturing capability and capacity. Five of our multi-functional pilot plants ensure a smooth tech-transfer from lab to commercial scale manufacturing. In addition, through years of CMO business, the company has accumulated invaluable knowledge and experience in bulk hazardous material sourcing and handling as well as regulatory filing including the latest New Chemicals Substance filing. We also have had a good track record of persistent improvement of cost structure for our clients' commercial products.
ABACHEM is continuously and actively improving its capabilities and capacity through new technologies & engineering as well as expansions for our core CMO services. We have recently expanded our hydrogenation capacity significantly by the installation of an additional eighteen hydrogenation reactors ranging from 1000 to 5000 L with two 1000L Hastelloy reactors to provide excellent material compatibility.
Founded in 2003, ABACHEM has developed into a public company with about 400 employees and over 1.2 million square feet of laboratory and manufacturing space. Currently, the company is headquartered in Shanghai with a R&D center in Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park of Shanghai and three manufacturing facilities in Jiangsu province which are all within driving distance to Shanghai.