W.R. Grace Partners in Intermediates

W.R. Grace, supplier of catalysts and engineered materials, has formed a master services agreement with Valliscor, a Corvallis, Oregon-based manufacturer of fluorinated building blocks, to provide fluorinated intermediates to be used in a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, electronics, and specialty chemicals.

The partnership brings together Valliscor’s proprietary fluoroalkylation technology with Grace’s cGMP manufacturing capability.

In May 2017, Grace opened a cGMP-compliant kilo suite at its Albany, Oregon facility to produce advanced intermediates. In August 2016, Grace opened a cGMP release quality control lab at its facility in Albany to validate analytical methods and perform GMP release of starting materials and advanced intermediates. Grace acquired the Albany facility from Synthetech in 2010.

The Albany site has more than 30 years of custom manufacturing experience in multi-step organic, organometallic, and chiral chemistry, and integrated grams-to-kilos-to-tons production.

Source: W.R. Grace

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