Feb 7, 2022 – Asymchem (stock code: 002821.SZ/6821.HK) was awarded the first-ever ACS GCI (Green Chemistry Institute) Pharmaceutical Roundtable – CMO Excellence in Green Chemistry Award. The award was established “To recognize outstanding efforts by CMO companies in pharmaceutical green chemistry in support of pharmaceutical research, development, and manufacturing that demonstrate compelling environmental, safety and/or efficiency improvements.”

The award-winning project was for Asymchem’s use of innovative manufacturing technology to provide a sustainable process: A production-scale continuous [2+2] photocycloaddition to prepare a key raw material. This innovative technology achievement breaks the scale limitation of traditional [2+2] photocyclicaddition reactions, solves the long-standing technical problem of such reactions not being able to be produced at scale, and establishes a kilogram-scale production system, making Asymchem a pioneer in the successful industrial production of [2+2] photocycloaddition reactions worldwide.

Asymchem and members of the project team will be honored and presented with a plaque in recognition during the Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference to be held June 6-8, 2022, in Reston, VA.

“The CMO Excellence in Green Chemistry Award is an important and timely award in light of heightened environmental challenges and the prominent role that CMOs play in today’s pharmaceutical industry.” Stated Dr. James Gage, Chief Scientific Officer of Asymchem. “I am sure that the selection committee had many excellent nominations to choose from. It’s truly an honor to be selected as the first of what we hope will be a long tradition of impactful awards. We look forward to the presentation this summer in Virginia.”

Read more about the award-winning project here.

From its inception, Asymchem and its leaders have recognized the value of investing in Green Chemistry technologies and was one of the first companies in China to be recognized as a “green factory”. Read more about our commitment to Green Chemistry and our successes in sustainability here.