Scale-up is an important step in the development of an ingredient. The appropriate raw material has to be identified – exploitable content of the active molecule(s). Then, the best extraction method has to be found to extract the compounds of interest with a reasonable industrial cost.
Greenpharma owns a pilot extraction platform gathering several extraction tools including extraction with conventional solvents, supercritical CO2 or subcritical water with possibilities to scale-up. Furthermore, the other steps of the process to develop eg drying, filtration… are performed with apparatus transposable to industrial scale. Finally, the designed process will be used by the customer to produce the active ingredient ou transferred to a sub-contracting manufacturer.