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Research via the COSMIC project

Microinnova is one of the beneficiaries of COSMIC, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action for Innovative training Network (EU Horizon 2020 Grant Agreement No 721290). COSMIC, the European Training Network for Continuous Sonication and Microwave Reactors, is a key instrument for supporting and training the chemical process industry in their transition from batch to continuous production. The project involves 15 early stage researchers spread in different European universities and companies. A key factor of the project is the exchange of know-how and the development of new technologies in synergism between all the participants. Currently, Alessio Zuliani, from the University of Córdoba (ES), is accomplishing a secondment at Microinnova, working on the synthesis of silver nanoparticles.

published on 13. February 2019


Secondments – Mobility and training in Leuven as part of the COSMIC project

How to compare conventional technologies versus non-conventional on industrial scale? Which approaches considering CAPEX and OPEX lead to a solid decision basis for technology investments? These questions were actively investigated by Gerardo de Leon Izeppi in the scope of the ETN project COSMIC (Continuous Sonication and Microwave Reactors) during his secondment at KU Leuven. Microinnova is the main project partner enhancing knowledge-based assessments and decision methodologies to evaluate and select PI technologies for industrial production processes.

published on 26. July 2018


PICASCO pilot-scale tests performed at Microinnova

Microinnova is the main partner in the ERC-funded project "Piloting cascaded continuous flow synthesis for the pharmaceutical industry" (PICASCO) run by TU Eindhoven. This project aims to deliver the commercial proof of concept of a novel end-to-end flow manufacturing and a novel corresponding compact flow mini plant. The goal is achieved through the first continuous 4-step solvent-free flow manufacturing of a pharmaceutically relevant API compound at an industrial scale. The project is currently in the pilot-scale tests, which are performed at Microinnova in Graz (Austria).

published on 11. April 2018

Microinnova passes ISO 9001:2015 audit

Microinnova Engineering is pleased to announce that it has passed the certification audit for DIN EN ISO 9001:2015. This achievement recognizes Microinnova's ongoing commitment to remain compliant to a world leading quality standard whilst also highlighting the business’s enthusiasm for delivering excellent products and services in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. By mapping our ISO 9001 process exactly to how we execute work, we maintain an efficient system that is fully embraced by our employees. We demonstrate our commitment to our overarching corporate goal: meeting high customer expectations.

published on 07. March 2018


Successful commissioning of the continuous crystallization filtering and drying pilot plant for the Sheffield University

At the beginning of October our Project Manager Walter Linhart visited our customer the Sheffield University in the UK. After the successfully completed factory acceptance test we put it successful into operation.





Scale up of a solvent-free multi-step API Synthesis in continuous-flow 

Microinnova has been selected as industrial partner for the Project PICASCO. Prof. Dr. V. Hessel from TU Eindhoven won an ERC Proof of Concept Grant. The aim of PICASCO is the commercial proof of concept for a novel compact flow miniplant based on end-to-end manufacturing of multiple reaction steps in continuous-flow. This flow manufacturing approach enables a high specific productivity in solvent-free processing. We congratulate Prof. Dr. V. Hessel on his success and ambitious visions for industrial realization. 

published on 10. August 2017 


We developed a continuous crystallisation plant for the Sheffield University

As a specialist in innovative process technology Microinnova Engineering develops customer-specific solutions. We have built a continuous crystallization plant for our customer, the Sheffield University. The University of Sheffield was founded in 1905 and is one of the world's most prestigious universities with approximately 25,500 students and 1200 scientific staff and has particularly good rankings especially in the Department of Chemistry. Quality and customer satisfaction are very important for us. We are proud to announce that we have successfully executed a continuous crystallisation plant factory acceptance test to the full satisfaction of our customer.

published on 11. July 2017 


Microinnova at the Chemspec Europe 2017

Last week, our CEO, Dr. Kirschneck, gave an exciting presentation about continuous processes in the Chemspec Europe. Important aspects were the petrochemical industry and its transition to the continuous processing.The focus today is a complex application that allows the reduction of mass and heat transfer distances. The downstream processing, as well as the formulation manufacture opens up a broad spectrum of new fields of continuous production. Economic strategies and three case studies were also pointed out. The first demonstrates the propoxylation reaction, the second an API production plant and the third a pilot plant for crystallization processes.

published on 6. June 2017 


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