Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs)

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Delivering the Highest Quality

The one thing that counts in the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients is quality. As a global pharma company with extensive experience in drug research and production, EMD Millipore has the resources and the competences to always deliver highest quality with exceptional service to boot. With APIs from EMD Millipore, you are on the safe side!

Your Benefits:
  • Experienced, reliable partner for the pharma industry
  • Top-quality APIs
  • Higher bioavailability for your APIs
  • Competent support – from development to registration
First-class Products and Service
With more than 400 pharmaceutical raw materials on offer worldwide, we are a reliable partner for pharmaceutical manufacturers for many years. Our API-related portfolio comprises folates and drug delivery compounds as well as our EMPROVE® api product family. Moreover, we provide comprehensive support for all stages of your API development and production: from process development and optimization up to regulatory affairs. APIs from EMD Millipore are produced in the highest quality and in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) guidelines, and they are subject to strict quality assurance procedures.

High-purity Folates – Exclusively from EMD Millipore
Decades of experience in the manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients speak for themselves:
As early as 1965, a swiss subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany started the production of the high-purity folate Calcium Folinate (Leucovorin Calcium). EMD Millipore was also the first one able to produce Calcium Levofolinate (Levoleucovorin Calcium) in commercial quantities. In 2002, EMD Millipore exclusively launched its patented L-methylfolate Metafolin® that can be used by the body directly without prior activation. Folates play a key role in central metabolic processes, e. g. for cell division or cell repair.

Drug Delivery Compounds – for Better Bioavailability
For pharmaceutical manufacturers, EMD Millipore provides customized drug delivery compounds that optimize the bioavailability of active pharmaceutical ingredients in the body. While DDC are not active ingredients themselves, they enhance their potency and are produced under comparable conditions. Our products range from PEGs (polyethylene glycols) to lipids (to form liposomes) to PEG-lipids for parenteral application. In addition to our cGMP-quality products, we offer professional support in process and analytical development or manufacture your proprietary products – also strictly according to cGMP guidelines.

EMPROVE® api – for Faster Time to Market
Under the brand name EMPROVE® api, EMD Millipore offers high-quality raw materials for use as active pharmaceutical ingredients. Manufactured under cGMP conditions, EMPROVE® api products meet the highest quality and safety standards with regard to current and future regulatory requirements. Comprehensive and ready-to-use documentation facilitates your approval process. In a nutshell, with EMPROVE® api you achieve maximal product safety and save time and money in drug registration and market launch.

Supporting Your New Ideas
You are developing a new active pharmaceutical ingredient or would like to use a particular excipient as API? EMD Millipore is your competent partner for the realization of your new ideas – with highly specialized services, key product know-how, and technical expertise. We provide just the product amounts you need for your respective development stage and support you with regard to the optimization and provision of regulated intermediates and APIs in the required scale.

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