Aesica has entered an innovation partnership with Durham and Leeds Universities aimed at identifying and commercializing alternative technologies for API manufacturing processes. The partnership is supported by the METRC Innovation Award that supports new research between universities and companies in the fields of nanotechnology, science and engineering.
Aesica, the University of Durham and the University of Leeds were awarded the grant to investigate and accelerate the development of processes that will improve cost efficiencies and increase manufacturing capacity at its Cramlington site.
The new partnership will be tasked with developing new or improved routes for the manufacture of an API. A detailed kinetic study is currently underway and new flow processes will be developed before being scaled up at Aesica’s Cramlington plant.