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Our in-house manufacturing capabilities

As one of the UK’s most established chemical distributors, we have a global reach. With 25,000 compounds as potential precursors in stock, and with more than 3,000 diverse compounds created in our UK labs, you can trust Apollo to deliver the chemicals manufacturing solution you need, within a rapid time frame.

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At a glance: our UK laboratory facilities
500m2 lab with 17 fume hoods, including 4 “walk-ins”
-78°C and +250°C range of reaction temperatures
Vaportec Flow reactor system to assist with new reaction development and simple scale up
1g to 500g typical operating scale
Experts in large scale ortho-lithiations and metal/halogen exchange reactions
Biotage® Isolera for small scale purification and reverse phase chromatography
Scale up capabilities

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan’s Central Glass Group, we can offer our customers the benefits of our group’s collective facilities and resources. These include custom synthesis capabilities in the UK, Germany and the US.

At our 3,000 sq. ft. UK space, we specialise in aromatic fluorochemistry, heterocyclic synthesis and organic intermediates, while in Germany we can offer development and upscaling from grams to tons, as well as custom compound synthesis for pre-clinical trial studies, Phase I – III trials and launch, and cGMP production of commercial APIs and Intermediates. In the US, our 27,000 sq. ft. facility specialises in gases, fluorinated gases and aliphatic fluorochemistry. Facilities in Japan allow us to provide niche fluorination technology from research through to commercial scale.

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Quality control

We offer exceptional standards of in-house quality control to ensure the safety and integrity of all our products. Our in-house team of analytical chemists have over 60 years of combined experience, while our quality control department comes under our IS9001-2015 accreditation and operates to ISO standards.

Our analytic suite features a diverse array of analytical equipment, including HPLC, GC, FTIR, automatic titrators and automatic mp/bp apparatus. We maintain batch records for all materials, and also have calibration records for all equipment used. BSE/TSE statements and Methods of Analysis (MoAs) are provided on request. We additionally offer over 30,000 Certificates of Analysis (CoAs), which can be downloaded from our individual product pages.

We have the following quality control equipment available:

  • GC: Shimadzu Nexis GC-2030 (x2)
  • HPLC: Shimadzu Nexera XR UHPLC
  • LCMS: Agilent 1260, single quadrapole
  • FTIR: Agilent 630
  • Mp/bp apparatus: Mettler MP80
  • Titration: Titrino Plus & Titrino KF
  • NMR: Magritek Spinsolve 60 MHz (1H, 13C and 19F)
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