Cambrex is an innovative life sciences company with a refreshingly human approach. Driven by passion, our pharmaceutical products, expertise and technologies are accelerating small molecule therapeutics into the market to help businesses grow.


  • We are tried and trusted across branded and generic API markets
  • We put all of our energy and experience into being a partner of choice
  • Our people are the experts customers enjoy working with


Custom APIs

API custom development:

  • Process development and optimization
  • Analytical development
  • Safety and toxicology assessment


API cGMP manufacturing:

  • Process and analytical validation
  • Kilo scale, pilot scale and commercial supply
  • Clinical drug substance supply
  • Regulatory support and filings


Generic APIs

  • Leading range of 100+ generic APIs: 90 commercially sold and patent-free and around 30 in development (some still under patent; others at advanced development stage)
  • 90 DMFs filed globally
  • Development and process optimization
  • Commercial scale GMP manufacturing
  • Regulatory performance with regulatory agencies around the world (FDA, PMDA, KFDA and AIFA, to name a few)


Controlled substances

  • Amphetamines and Opiates development and manufacture:
  • US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license for process research, development, manufacture and importation
  • DMFs for 20+ controlled substances
  • Highly potent opioids manufacturing:
    • Pain management
    • Addiction treatment
    • Obesity control
    • Neurostimulants
    • ADHD
    • Benzodiazepines
    • DEA Schedule II-V