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Fine and Specialty Chemicals

Industry Overview:
  Fine Chemicals are typically described as complex, single, pure chemical substances, mainly produced in limited volumes with exacting specifications; these are often used as starting materials for Specialty Chemicals used in various mixtures or formulations. The demand for innovative fine & specialty chemicals is on the rise - whether in the pharmaceutical, food & beverage, cosmetics or contract manufacturing arenas. It is becoming increasingly important to find just the right professionals in order to remain competitive in this industry segment.
Common Applications:
  • Pharmaceuticals, Biopharmaceuticals, Agrochemicals, Cosmetics, Food & Beverage, Nutraceuticals.
  • Life sciences custom manufacturing
  • Organic synthesis
  • Products: Low-molecular-weight (LMW) vs. High-molecular-weight (HMW)
  • Methods: Chemical synthesis, Biotechnology, Extraction, Hydrolysis
  • Fine Chemical / Custom Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs)
  • Contract Research Organizations (CROs)
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Sales (such as; new business development, key account management, technical service, customer service, branch, district, region, national, global in scope).
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Manufacturing (such as operations, production, engineering, plant design, process development, pilot plant, scale up).
Research & Development (such as exploratory research, discovery research, synthesis, analytical, applications development, new product development, formulations, compounding, quality control, environmental, regulatory, health and safety).
Administration (such as procurement, supply chain, logistics, human resources).
Business Management (such as general management, executive, manager, director, vice president, c-suite and board member, commercial development, merger, acquisition, joint venture).
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