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Expertise across the entire value chain

Pharmaceutical and health care industry

It is often the simple solution that sorts out a complex problem. At BASF, we know that innovation, speed-to-market and cost-effectiveness are key to pharmaceutical companies. With expertise across the entire pharmaceutical value chain we deliver on all three accounts, from lab to launch. When experts drive simple solutions, it’s because at BASF, we create chemistry.

We offer our customers a wide portfolio of active ingredients, excipients and intermediates – from metabolite profiling, solvents, catalysts, reagents, active pharmaceutical ingredients, pharmaceutical excipients like solubilizers to plastics for healthcare and diagnostics. We also produce and market exclusive advanced intermediates and active ingredients that are tailored to our customers' specific needs.

Leading the way in innovation

Our success – and our customers’ - is built on research and innovation. At BASF, that means more than just new products; it also encompasses enhanced processes. More than 10,000 specialists worldwide leverage our extensive expertise to conduct ongoing R&D across virtually all chemical disciplines. Interdisciplinary and international collaboration, including cooperation with external partners such as universities and industry players, helps ensure we remain at the leading edge.

Ensuring high quality standards

Consistently high quality is our top priority – and not just because pharmaceutical production is subject to stringent regulations. We also have our own rigorous internal standards. Our manufacturing facilities are certified to ISO 9001 and fulfil current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) standards, where required. They are regularly inspected by national and international authorities, including the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). New European chemicals legislation (REACH) places even greater demands on companies with regard to product stewardship and information on substance safety. To help our customers achieve REACH compliance, BASF has pooled its skills in EU chemicals legislation, and offers made-to-measures packages.