Hovione Loures (Portugal)

Business overview

Hovione is a fine chemicals company that specializes in the process development and manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients and regulated intermediates. Dedicated to solving the problems associated with the industrial production of complex chemical entities, our expertise in process chemistry and regulatory compliance to cGMP standards is based on more than 40 years of experience. Over that time, our ability to provide customers with timely solutions that are dependable and economical has given us a worldwide reputation for superior customer service. Hovione was founded in Portugal in 1959 by three Hungarians, HOrty, VIllax and ONody, who together constituted Hovione?s name. It's main founder and chemist, Ivan Villax, was primarily involved in the research of semi-synthetic tetracyclines (antibiotics) and anti-inflammatory corticosteroids. The success of the research, financed in part by royalties derived from the licensing of existing patents to multinationals, and from small-scale production and export, brought about Hovione?s first major turning point: in 1969, the first factory was commissioned and built in Loures, in the outskirts of Lisbon. With this new manufacturing unit, Hovione was able to increase and ascertain its position as a player in the world-wide market of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). From the very start, two factors distinguished our products: technological content and quality in manufacture. Being very much research oriented, the company concentrated on products that were difficult to make and thus had an assured market. Hovione?s reputation as a reliable long-term supplier has been built by delivering robust solutions to our customers on time, every time. The continuity and consistency of the service we provide is based on two essential factors: focus and thoroughness. Our specialist expertise in process chemistry enables us to address the complex issues associated with the development and manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and regulated intermediates. Our rigorous and systematic approach to project management is complemented by experienced staff with excellent technical and practical problem-solving skills. Together, these elements guarantee an unfailing and consistent quality of end-product and service. Hovione focuses its activities on the development and production of small molecules for demanding customers in the most highly regulated markets. We have produced over 40 different APIs at a commercial scale and have filings in every country that has a specific API filing requirement.

Industry Chemicals
Business Type Manufacturers & Service Provider
Establishment Year 1959
Firm Type Proprietorship
Expand Level International

Products & Services

We provide Manufacturer and Services of A longstanding focus on fine pharmaceutical chemicals.

Products and services :-
1)Working with Custmers :
Your goals become our goals :
Hovione is committed to building strong relationships that create value for each of its customers. This never happens by chance. We take time and effort to get to know our customers well, because the better we know and understand your needs and priorities, the more able we are to serve you. We are ready to share the risks of ambitious projects if we can also share in the rewards. Whenever necessary, we will invest in new plant and equipment essential to service your unique requirements. We are willing to share ideas and are highly collaborative, especially when working on demanding projects. Because we care about developing long-term relationships, you can always expect Hovione to go the extra mile.

Summary of Products and Services we offer :-
Process chemistry laboratory development
Industrialization: scale-up and process optimization
Early stage cGMP production - Kilo- and pilot-scale
Clinical supplies
Analytical method development and validation
Process validation
Regulatory filing for IND, NDA (DMF or CMC sections) worldwide
Synthesis and qualification of reference standards and impurities
Stability studies that conform to ICH guidelines
Launch quantities and commercial-scale production
Manufacture of kilo to ton batches of APIs and regulated intermediates
APIs for oral, topical, injectable and inhalation, including sterile bulk.
Exclusive manufacture for API and regulated intermediates
Generic API products

Environment and safely :-
At Hovione we have the perception of future needs and of our own role as partners, promoters and providers of well-being in society, not only because of our industrial activity but also in the way we under take it.
Sustainable Development is a huge challenge for the whole world, and progress in developing globally viable solutions takes time and resources. Effective co-operation between the different players in society, with emphasis to the local community, is essential for this to become a reality.
European Better Environment Awards for Industry, 1992 Winner in the Recovery of Waste category.

Facilities and technology :-
Sites and facilities
Reserch and development
Scientific publications
Technical symposium 99

Contact Details


Sete Casas
Loures, 2674-506 () - (Portugal)


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