Ehrfeld Mikrotechnik BTS to exclusively manufacture and market Lonza microreactors
By Gerald Ondrey |
Ehrfeld Mikrotechnik BTS (EMB; Wendelsheim; www.ehrfeld.com), a Bayer Technology Services company (BTS; Leverkusen, both Germany; www.bayertechnology.com), and Lonza (Basel, Switzerland; www.lonza.com) signed a worldwide manufacturing and distribution license agreement together with a cooperation and development agreement on the Lonza microreactor technology. Under the terms of the agreements, EMB will acquire a license from Lonza on two key products: the Lonza Development Microreactor (process development) and Lonza Advanced Production Microreactors (manufacturing). As a result, EMB will become the exclusive worldwide manufacturer, vendor, and distributor of Lonza microreactors. Lonza microreactors are the most advanced reactor technology for numerous chemical syntheses based on micro-structured devices. The technology recently won the prestigious Swiss Sandmeyer prize for industrial chemistry and the Profile in Sustainability award from Informex. Lonza and EMB also agree to further develop the product via the cooperation and development agreement.
“Both agreements are strategic for Lonza as they will broaden the base of users to freely utilize this cutting-edge reactor technology to develop the greener and sustainable…