Chemical Process Development

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Process chemistry services range from technology transfer and lab-scale process evaluation through de novo process development, safety and scalability analysis, process optimization, purification development, salt screening and engineering runs. Our experienced team can develop processes to overcome common process hurdles including safety, scalability and specialized purifications.

Process Evaluation and Development

  • Technology transfer and evaluation of existing process
  • Analysis and isolation of process impurities
  • Cost, safety and scalability evaluation
  • Salt screening
  • Process optimization and parametric studies (design space)
  • De novo process development and evaluation
  • High potency
  • Calorimetry
  • Specialized needs (chromatography, flow chemistry, others)
  • Physicochemical properties and salt screening
  • Analytical support


  • Gram to kilogram scale-up
  • Engineering runs
  • High potency compounds
  • Chromatography

Related Terminology

process development  •  safety  •  chromatography  •  DoE  •  engineering runs

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Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 9 technical divisions.