Our R&D departments currently is staffed by a team of 51 dedicated employees.

The Departments have three main functions : 

  • Synthetic Research and Process Development
  • Analytical Research and Development
  • Kilo-lab and Pilot Production
  • Process Optimization, Building Block and Generic Development

This highly trained and  professional research team develops new synthetic routes and supplies lab samples of new compounds or generic API's according to scalable and safe process. It also optimizes and scales up synthetic processes through lab work and pilot production.  It has gained customers’ recognition and awards by some exceptional achievements, made possible by the team’s dedication,expertise, and passion for chemistry.  This group's relatively small size as the best option to guarantee efficiency without bureaucracy.

    Kilo-lab and pilot plant are equipped with vessels ranging from 20 l to 600 l. Processing temperature conditions can range from-80°C to + 300 °C and the synthesis can be carried out under cGMP. The equipment found in our kilo lab and pilot plant  are proportionately scaled  to match our industrial equipment in the production plants at a scale of 1 to 10. This makes scale-ups and operating processes easier, faster and more reliable.

Research, industrial development and manufacturing teams are all located on the same site and integrated with one one another to ensure fast-track industrialization and quick troubleshooting.

The Analytical R&D is equipped to support the process development and DMF registrations with HPLCs, GCs, IR & UV and GC-MS . Minakem has also validated sub-contractors under CDA for other analyses such as NMR, specific surface, platinum content …

Our new Solid Form laboratory was opened in 2012 and is capable of PSD, Optical light microscope, XRPD, DSC and TGA analysis.     

The R&D department also maintains cooperation agreements with Universities. This enables Minakem to validate and use the latest technologies in organic synthesis, as well as to access specific expertise as well as actively take part in a Scientific Committee of outside experts that meet to discuss the latest advances and ideas in innovative organic synthesis.