Drug Substance Capabilities

Focused expertise in Drug Substance manufacturing processes.

Areas of Focused Expertise

Hovione has been developing and scaling tough chemistries for over fifty years and in that timeframe has assembled the necessary technical capabilities and synthetic experience to enable us to perform almost any chemical transformation. Naturally we have developed appreciable expertise in certain technologies and processes during that timeframe. Specifically, we believe we have attained exceptional capabilities and physical assets in the areas of hydrogenation, cryogenic chemistry and corticosteroid chemistry. With decades of experience in developing and commercializing products enabled by these technologies, Hovione would definitely make a particularly strong partner should your Drug Substance require implementation and scale up of any such technology.

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Hovione has expanded its purification technologies to include chromatography to support development from lab to commercial scale.


Corticosteroids are produced in two dedicated buildings on the Loures site, which are equipped with vessels ranging from 50L up to 4000L.


Hovione has a long history of carrying out reactions using hydrofluoric acid (HF) at commercial scale under a GMP environment.