PHLOW & USPThe Richmond area partnership that’s been working to revolutionize U.S. drug making has reached another milestone with the opening of a new lab space in the city.

Two groups – Phlow Corp. and U.S. Pharmacopeia – announced the opening of new laboratories that are co-located at the Advanced Pharmaceutical Development Center at the Virginia Biotechnology Park in Richmond.

Two new labs are aiming to research and develop new manufacturing technologies in the pharmaceutical industry. Those technologies are expected to benefit other pharma and biotechnology companies.

Research and development at the labs is focused on using new advanced manufacturing techniques to make “small molecule” active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and key starting materials (KSMs). It is hoped that those processes can be used to make essential drugs more efficiently and in a more cost effective manner.

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