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08.10.2013evocatal grows at a new location in Monheim am Rhein
Biotechnology specialist evocatal is operating at the Creative Campus in the western German city of Monheim. Its new location, which lies between the major urban centers of Cologne and Düsseldorf, ties together a network of technology companies and service providers for the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. The new facility doubles the company’s lab and production area, creating additional capacities for research, process development and production for evocatal’s growing number of staff.

In the course of the expansion new industrial fermenters are going online that will help optimize the manufacture of biocatalysts up to 100L pilot scale. In addition, the new location will house multipurpose equipment for the synthesis of fine chemicals up to kilogram scale, meaning that in future evocatal will be able to provide processrelevant quantities to the firm’s partners and customers.

“With this step, we have now created ideal conditions for promoting growth and the further extension of our technology platforms,” comments evocatal CEO Dr. Thorsten Eggert. “Along with enzymes and chiral compounds for the pharmaceutical and fine chemicals sectors, we are also increasingly developing sustainable production processes for bio‐based speciality chemicals.”

Just last June, evocatal GmbH successfully closed a Series B financing round worth over €3.5m. The fresh funding is being used to implement the Company’s growth strategy.