Chemical and Microbial Manufacturing Audited


Lonza’s Chemical and Microbial Manufacturing (CMM) business offers contract manufacturing services for small-molecule and microbial technologies. The peptides business was divested in January 2017 as a result of the continuous review of Lonza’s business portfolio. CMM currently operates from nine plants at two locations, Visp (CH) and Nansha (CN), with a customer base that is a healthy mix of large, midsize and emerging pharmaceutical companies.

Lonza has one of the widest breadths of expertise in the production of highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients (HPAPIs) within the contract manufacturing organization industry. This expertise spans highly skilled teams, state-of-the-art facilities and experience of more than 15 years in successfully commercializing HPAPI products. For the production of other active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), Lonza’s breadth and economy of scale, our many years of experience in launch and long-term manufacture, and the dedication of our personnel ensure that we remain a leader in small-molecule contract manufacturing.

CMM supports the launch of three new chemical entities (NCEs) on average every year, and the Small Molecules team is heavily involved in the development of U.S. Food and Drug Administration- (FDA-) designated breakthrough therapies, with a significant number of these products being manufactured at Lonza. Accelerated time-to-market is a key factor in their development and production, and Lonza receives excellent customer feedback on how these products are managed throughout the accelerated process.

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For further information about Chemical and Microbial Manufacturing service offerings in small molecules and microbials, including our expertise in HPAPI, specialized technologies such as cGMP Phosgenation & Carbonylation, Microreactor Technology, HPAPI, Microbial Fermentation, Handling of Insoluble Proteins and Innovative Business Models, click on our Chemical Manufacturing website or our Microbial Manufacturing website.

Click here for a 360° virtual tour of our facilities in Visp (CH) and Nansha (CN).