ISOCHEM joins Britest

ISOCHEM S.A., the former fine chemicals arm of the French state-owned Groupe SNPE, has become the latest international fine chemical company to collaborate in process innovations by joining Britest Limited.

ISOCHEM is a technology driven organisation providing custom fine chemical manufacture and a range of phosgene derivatives for the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and specialty chemical sectors.  The company - which was acquired by Munich-based industrial holding company Aurelius in March 2010 - employs over 500 people and specialises in industrial scale production of multi-step chemical synthesis across five production sites in France and Hungary.

In joining Britest, ISOCHEM gains immediate access to a range of proprietary tools and methodologies developed through unique collaboration amongst global industry and academic leaders.  ISOCHEM will also participate in the identification and development of new tools and methodologies defined within Britest’s Technology Innovation Programme.

ISOCHEM’s decision to join Britest follows the culmination of several months of positive discussions and the successful demonstration of Britest’s tools and methodologies for reaction chemistry on a specific ISOCHEM pharmaceutical process.

The company will use its membership of Britest as a platform to enhance its own process development understanding and commitment to innovative process design in fine chemical production.  It will also use Britest’s networks to broaden its collaborative activity and international development.  

Sue Fleet, Britest CEO said: “I am delighted to welcome ISOCHEM as a member of Britest and I look forward to working with Dr Yves Robin and his team to help them deliver process innovations and gain tangible value from their membership.”

Björn Schlosser, ISOCHEM CEO said: “ISOCHEM is continuously improving its technology and process offers and believes in collaborative innovation.  Joining Britest represents a unique opportunity to enter in a recognised and valuable network innovation platform of the fine chemical industry.

6th January 2011