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Thursday, May 26 2022 - 21:00
Olon Announces The Creation Of A Major Center Of Research And Development In Italy, That Will Give Rise To An Innovative Global R&D Model
MILAN, May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Olon, Leading API supplier, announces the creation of an R&D hub at its center 
in Milan, home to the Group's headquarters, paving the way for further major 
expansion and diversification of its expertise applied to the development of 
APIs for the CDMO and Generics market. With a Euro 10-million investment, the 
Italian Group has announced the creation of a huge area dedicated entirely to 
research laboratories to be used to develop API (active pharmaceutical 
ingredients), manufacturing processes, forming a central research hub and 
which, integrating with the 7 existing Olon research centers will give rise to 
an innovative global R&D networking model where the high-level expertise and 
know-how involved in specific processes, consolidated in the 11 Olon plants 
worldwide, will be connected, and extensively applied across the Group's entire 
manufacturing network. The major investment involves the construction of a vast 
area of laboratories, some of which will focus on furthering the development of 
new, highly sustainable technologies, including biocatalysis and 
photochemistry. It will also support significant growth in the R&D team, with 
up to 50 new researchers hired, bringing the total number of people assigned to 
research activities to around 350.

The international research and development hub, which will cover a huge area 
within its site in Milan, one of the largest in the Group's network and already 
highly strategic in terms of expertise in advanced manufacturing processes, as 
high containment technologies.

The new hub represents growth in terms of people, expertise and skills, with 
the strategic objective of boosting internal know-how. Based on integrated data 
systems, this know-how will enable the company to scale up products faster and 
to achieve highly flexible and reliable tech transfer from one site to another.
 It will also facilitate the development of new molecules and innovative 
synthesis methods and, lastly, help the company attain more competitive process 
safety standards, thus increasing the safety of plants, constant product 
quality and ensuring business continuity.

The centre will house different areas, each one dedicated to a specific field 
of application. The hub will include a laboratory for process safety and 
research into scale-up and transfer processes. It will also have an analytical 
R&D area, which will broaden expertise for the development of new synthesis 
methods and new APIs, from the early phase.

Source: Olon