Flow lab work begins at Sterling
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.
Multiple platforms have been installed into a research laboratory to investigate multiple chemical processes, including photolysis, electrochemistry and hydrogenations, plus equipment for hazard evaluation studies. The team will first focus on the rapid development of processes to kilogramme scale, with a view to future industrialisation.