Lonza uses an advanced approach to microreaction technology known as Flash Chemistry, where multiple steps of a traditional chemical process can be replaced by a single Flash Chemistry step. This leads to shorter synthetic routes and reduced processing time, which ultimately reduces cost of goods. Use of Flash Chemistry also creates processes that are inherently safer due to the high level of containment of high temperature and pressure reactions. Microreactors provide safer processing conditions for highly reactive and toxic compounds, which improve environmental impact, leading to lower cost of goods.
*Flash Chemistry refers to a concept based on high-resolution reaction time control using flow microreactors, which enables chemical reactions that cannot be done in batch and serves as a powerful tool for laboratory synthesis of organic compounds and for production in chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
See: Yoshida, J.-l.et al., Chemistry - A European Journal 2008 (14) 7450