Custom Services

R&D / Analytical Services

Superior R&D and process development

With 40+ years of experience and new investment in expanded R&D facilities, Albemarle’s team is the perfect partner to collaborate on the development of your cGMP pharmaceutical project. From the lab to pilot plant, and all the way through commercial production, we have the technical skills and experience to achieve your goals with optimized speed, efficiency and meeting all compliance requirements.

Easy access to know-how

Not only have we successfully developed hundreds of APIs over many decades, including a portfolio of proprietary generic APIs that we supply today, but we are one of the few companies to have consistently integrated development of RSMs domestically with scale-up all the way to commercial API manufacture in U.S. facilities. The easy accessibility of this know-how and capability is the fundamental difference between Albemarle FCS and other outsourcing options.

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R&D Expansion

Building on this legacy, Albemarle has never rested on its laurels. In 2019, we will complete a 9,000 sq ft capacity expansion of our R&D facilities, creating vastly more space for our teams to work on our customer’s projects at lab scale and kilo lab. Our experience and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment will progress your drug substance faster and more efficiently than ever before, providing solutions to development challenges.

Tightly integrated teams

Our R&D and analytical teams at South Haven, Michigan and Tyrone, Pennsylvania are able to work together easily, and bring diverse collective knowledge across registered starting materials (RSMs), intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).

Development, testing & validation

At our two facilities, we perform analytical development, stability studies and on-site validation. Our custom R&D group comprises chemists, engineers and analytical professionals dedicated to the advancement of your project.

Robust testing & validation

We can work with your technology or use our extensive resources in chemistry and chemical engineering to develop, test and validate efficient new processes. We subsequently thoroughly test these processes to optimize development time and costs. These are strengths that we are particularly proud of.

Analytical Services & Equipment

Services

  • Method Development
  • Method Validation
  • Problem Solving
  • Stability Studies
  • Cleaning Studies
  • Impurity Identification
  • Mass Spectometry
  • Chromatography
  • Thermal Testing
  • Elemental Impurity Analysis
  • Physical Properties

Equipment

  • GC and GC/MS
  • FID, TCD
  • GC Headspace
  • HPLC
  • Variable wavelength
  • Diode Array, ELSD, Refractive Index, CAD detectors
  • Viscosity
  • Brookfield
  • Ubbelohde / oil bath or autoviscometer
  • High resolution UPLC-MS (Q-TOF)
  • Traditional wet chemistry methods, autotitrator
  • Coulometric KF

 

  • XRD
  • DSC
  • Flashpoint, Melting point, Ash, FT-IR, UV, DLS, others
  • TGA/DSC
  • NMR
  • Polarimeter for Chiral Analysis
  • Particle Analysis using Malvern Analyzer
  • IC (Ion Chromatography)
  • ICP-MS with microwave digestion
  • IMS (ion mobility spectrometers)

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Related Capabilities

View the other pages in this section to gain an understanding of the fully integrated drug substance capabilities offered by Albemarle.

Generic APIs

Albemarle has developed some of the industry’s best-known APIs, which are available to developers as our portfolio of quality US-sourced generic products.

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