Novasep and Nilsan Nishotech to Install Continuous Chromatography System at Laurus Labs

November 13, 2014

Novasep, a supplier of life-sciences manufacturing solutions, and its partner Nilsan Nishotech Systems, a process engineering specialist in India, announced the commissioning of a continuous chromatography Varicol system at Laurus Labs, an API manufacturer based in India.

Novasep, a supplier of life-sciences manufacturing solutions, and its partner Nilsan Nishotech Systems, a process engineering specialist in India, announced the commissioning of a continuous chromatography Varicol system at Laurus Labs, an API manufacturer based in India.

This is the first time Laurus Labs will use a continuous chromatography system at multi-ton scale to obtain high productivity and cost-efficient chiral molecule separation.

Varicol continuous chromatography is used to separate enantiomers from racemic mixtures. A key feature is the solvent recycling unit associated with the chromatography system enabling the process to exhibit low solvent consumption (more than 99.9% solvent recovery).

According to the press release, Novasep’s Varicol is capable of achieving separation of 500 kg per day in Laurus Labs’ production of API. Prior to the installation, Novasep conducted a feasibility study at its R&D laboratory in Pompey, France, to evaluate the continuous process on a small-scale.

Source: Novasep