Meeting the production needs of our partners

BASF offers a large variety of chemical raw materials to meet the specific needs of your API production

The company has a broad portfolio of products and services across the pharmaceutical value chain, including a comprehensive portfolio of synthesis tools such as top-quality building blocks, synthetic and protecting group reagents, solvents, high-purity iron salts and catalysts. Customers benefit from the availability at commercial scale of chiral amines, alcohols, epoxides and acids that are marketed under the ChiPros® trademark and prepared using BASF’s robust technology platforms. Inorganic specialties such as organozinc halide reagents, boranes and a wide range of specialty alcoholates complete BASF’s pharma offering.


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Leading supplier of omega-3 and ibuprofen

BASF is the world’s leading manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) such as ibuprofen and omega-3 fatty acids. BASF has focused on the production of a small selected active pharmaceutical ingredients. The company’s portfolio also includes APIs such as L-Menthol. With a strong international presence, BASF is a truly global partner that can also offer reliable local support. 

And thanks to our state-of-the-art production facilities located around the world, we can deliver the products you need – wherever and whenever you need them.



For over 25 years, BASF has been manufacturing ibuprofen at its FDA-audited, cGMP-certified site in Bishop, Texas. The company offers a wide range of faster-acting ibuprofen for rapid pain relief.

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BASF has more than 150 years of experience in innovating omega-3 solutions and is your preferred partner for end to end omega-3 solutions.

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With the world’s largest menthol production plant, BASF’s L-Menthol Pharma offers consistently high-quality products combined with long-term supply security.

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Excipients for Drug Formulation

Equipped with an in-depth understanding of multiple industries, technologies and applications, BASF has the skills and resources to make drug manufacturing more efficient, robust, and cost-effective. Whether you want to make your medicine more effective, safer, or more patient-friendly, BASF has the solution you need. Find the right answers to your pharmaceutical formulation challenges.

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Cell Culture Processing Aids

With over 50 years of experience in EO/PO chemistry, BASF is committed to providing the poloxamer Kolliphor P188 Bio, which is designed to meet our partners’ needs in quality, consistency and performance. Kolliphor® P 188 Bio is the most pure and consistent poloxamer 188 available. Poloxamer 188 been extensively researched and has been found to be the most effective additive to provide shear protection during manufacturing of biologic drugs in mammalian expression systems.

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The catalysts portfolio includes fine-chemical-catalysts and a full loop of metals-management-services. With its human nutrition solutions, BASF offers a broad portfolio for consumers’ needs, including vitamins, carotenoids, plant-sterols, emulsifiers and omega-3.

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Extensive technology platform

BASF has one of the most extensive technology platforms for manufacturing specialties for the pharmaceutical industry. These include technologies for chiral as well as achiral intermediates. The technology portfolio spans the whole range from classical to modern technologies like phosgene chemistry and enantioselective biotransformations.

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Building Blocks

BASF’s innovative technology platform and our expertise in biocatalysis enable us to manufacture a wide range of building blocks. Our offer includes a large number of chiral intermediates and non-chiral specialties, e.g. heterocycles and acid chlorides. Under the ChiPros® trademark, BASF supplies the world’s most extensive portfolio of chiral amines, alcohols, epoxides, amino alcohols, aromatic and aliphatic alpha-hydroxy acids and beta-amino acids – and our portfolio is growing continually. By developing tailor-made building blocks, we can assist our clients from early development to commercial stage.

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Protective Groups

In numerous complex synthesis routes for active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), functional groups have to be shielded against conversion in a specific reaction step. For this purpose, BASF offers a range of protective groups for your synthesis. Various types of functions ranging from alcohols to amines can be protected.

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