Innovative organic chemistry: a differentiating driver for CMOs
A methodological approach to develop technical competitive advantages
Marc-Olivier Simon,* Roger-Marc Nicoud
The fine chemicals segment is a field of continuous innovation with regards to new molecular structures in which Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs) play a major role, in particular for the commercial-scale production of organic molecules. To face constant international competition, these front-line players need to identify those sound developments that will allow them to remain on the cutting edge of technology. However, defining the right scientific and technical strategy among the wide flow of advances published in the literature is like looking for a needle in a haystack. As a service company providing support to chemical and biochemical firms for the development of their products and processes, Ypso-Facto has developed significant experience in that field. We present a structured yet flexible methodology that is likely to help find the needle(s), with the aim to reinforce the CMO’s attractiveness and competitive edge.
PharmaHorizon, vol. 1 (1), 2016, pp 56-61