The unit has already started production of a number of commercially available and novel organic intermediates. It is designed to manufacture chemicals up to the 20 litre scale and is capable of performing all laboratory-based organic chemistry processes, according to the firm.
The laboratories contain 20 walk-in fume hoods and portable bench surfaces can be added. Analytical capabilities include high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and gas chromatography, as well as more routine testing.
Fisher, perhaps better known as a supplier of laboratory equipment, instrumentation and reagents than for its custom synthesis activities, has been undergoing a phenomenal expansion over the last couple of years with the acquisition of the likes of Perbio Sciences, Oxoid and Dharmacon. And later this year it will add Apogent to its portfolio in a transaction scheduled to complete in the third quarter of this year.