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Evonik improves process, lowers price for L-ornithine L-aspartate

7:24 AM MDT | October 24, 2013 | Michael Ravenscroft

Evonik Industries says that it has improved its production process for L-ornithine L-aspartate (LOLA), an active ingredient used in pharmaceuticals. The company says that it has improved the process, which is based on production of L-ornithine by fermentation and biocatalytic production of L-aspartate, at every stage. The new process leads to crystals of particularly high purity with higher stability, Evonik says. The company announced a price reduction of 5–10% in LOLA at the CPhI trade show in Frankfurt, Germany, this week. "We want to share with our...

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