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EnviroTech :: Sustainability

Fine and Custom Chemicals

10:59 AM MDT | March 21, 2008 | Alex Scott in Zurich

Pharmaceutical manufacturers often produce drugs using hazardous materials and high temperatures, and their manufacturing processes frequently generate significantly more by-product than the final drug product itself. Sustainable manufacturing historically has not been a priority for the sector, analysts say. This is changing, however, due to: rising raw material prices; increasing pressure to reduce costs; and growing pressure from environmental groups and regulators on pharma and chemical companies to adopt sustainable manufacturing practices. Western pharma...

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