ACTIVE PHARMACEUTICAL INGREDIENTS
Active and intermediate ingredients for pharmaceutical industry are the main part of pharmaceutical formulations and must meet the highest quality and reliability levels in the chemical industry. Typical products of the active pharmaceutical ingredients sector are mainly organic compounds with well-defined chemical composition. The most prevalent technologies are those specialized in the organic synthesis. The processes are in most cases discontinuous (batch). During the last years, it massively increased the number of compounds with biological origin, that are those obtained from natural derives, fermentation or biotechnological origin.