Crystallics – a New Company with a Long History in Pharmaceutical Development
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|Tuesday, 19 April 2011 09:00 (UTC + 2)|
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 19, 2011 / B3C newswire / – Avantium Pharma BV, a leader in solid state research and pre-formulation for the pharmaceutical industry over the last 11 years, has been spun out from Avantium Holding BV in a management buy-out to create Crystallics.
The new company will remain in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and will specialize in solid state research and pre-formulation for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as, pharmaceutical contract manufacturing organizations and agrochemical companies. Gunnar Staaf, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “Crystallics’ core business focus will be in solid state research and pre-formulation, an area where we have built up considerable expertise over the last decade. I believe our proprietary technology, experienced team, together with a strong customer focus, make Crystallics an ideal partner.”
Solid state research plays a central role in the pharmaceutical industry. Active pharmaceutical ingredients can exist in a number of solid forms, such as polymorphs, salts, co-crystals, hydrates, or amorphous forms. Various solid state forms of the same active pharmaceutical ingredient will have different characteristics that can have a significant impact on the safety and efficacy of a drug product.
Crystallics has developed a number of unique and proprietary technologies both in hardware and software, including High Throughput X-ray Powder Diffraction (HT-XRPD) technology and laboratory informatics, data analysis and predictive models. These unique, proprietary technologies, together with a strong customer focus, make Crystallics the supplier of choice for solid state research and pre-formulation. Over the last decade, the vast majority of large and medium sized pharmaceutical companies, as well as, many smaller biotechnology companies have commissioned solid state and pre-formulation work with Crystallics.
Crystallics’ services include:
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