The Process Solutions business unit provides fully integrated solutions that enable pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers to develop and produce drugs safely and efficiently. It consists of two business fields: Pharm Chemicals Solutions and Biopharm Process Solutions.
Process Solutions sales totaled € 956 million in 2011. Growth was driven by strong performance in emerging markets and sales to global biotech customers, who increased their production of biologic drugs and vaccines in the second half of the year.
Process Solutions stepped up its new product launches in 2011 with the introduction of a number of new products, including high-quality customized cell culture media, the Mobius® CellReady 200 L bioreactor and Eshmuno® HCX chromatography media.
In 2011, Process Solutions also strengthened its upstream processing offerings to customers in China, through the acquisition of Beijing Skywing Technology Co., Ltd., a leading supplier of cell culture media, corresponding technical services and bioreactors for the biotech industry in China.