Pharmaceutical solvents - The importance of quality continuity and supply

Pharmaceutical solvents – The importance of quality continuity and supply

The contribution solvents make in the production of medical products is frequently overlooked, instead the focus is often concentrated on critical intermediates, excipients, additives, and API’s (active pharmaceutical ingredients). However, solvents account for 80-90% of the volume throughput of raw materials in a typical fine chemical process. The role they play in ensuring production plans stay on target and deliver the finished product on schedule is critical.

Impurities should be minimised or eliminated entirely

Due to the large volume of solvents used within pharmaceutical processes, (for example API production) quality issues are as a result magnified. It is therefore essential that impurities are minimised, controlled or eliminated entirely in the solvents used. Solvents manufactured to anything less than the tightest specification and with the lowest possible impurity profile will inevitably lead to production disruption and even site downtime in the worst cases. Pharmaceutical companies require supply-chain partners that can not only provide a continuous uninterrupted supply of product but with a consistent and reliable level of quality excellence.

High grade pharmaceutical solvents

As a leading raw material and chemical sourcing specialist, NCC sources and delivers high grade solvents to some of the largest and most well-known pharmaceutical companies in the world. With an in-house Quality and Compliance Department, we ensure that the solvents sourced meet all regulatory requirements at every stage and match the standards that our customers expect. Our dedicated Pharmaceutical Sourcing Team provides unrivalled supply chain expertise, meaning that we deliver on the exacting requirements of our pharma customers.

Our REACH registered solvents

At NCC we have a diverse list of REACH registered materials spanning multiple different applications and industries, the full list can be viewed here. Our portfolio of REACH registered solvents includes: Acetonitrile, 1,3-Dimethyl-2-imidazolidinone, Anisole and Isopropyl Chloride.

Can we assist?

Regardless if your organisation requires a solvent, intermediate or another type of raw material, we can assist. We have established relationships with trusted  manufacturing partners as well as market expertise of the specific requirements of relevant manufacturing. Working closely with customers, we act as an extension of their team at every stage. With strong technical backgrounds and a deep understanding of the challenges that our customers have, solving their unique supply challenges is our primary goal. For further information on how we work closely with our pharma customer read our latest case study here, alternatively contact us directly by simply filling out the form below and we’ll be in contact.

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