History

Louvain-La-Neuve-Plant

  • 1st of June 2015

  • – site is acquired by the MINAFIN Group => creation of MINAKEM High Potent

  • 2015

  • – Acquisition by Minafin group to found Minakem High Potent, the dedicated Minakem’s business unit for HPAPIs and controlled substances

  • 2010

  • – Construction of a new high-containment quality control laboratories

  • 2007

  • – Major expansion of Louvain-la-Neuve High Containment site with the commissioning of a Class 5 handling facility and installation of a new microbiologic quality control laboratory

  • 2005

  • – Major upgrade of the finishing area and construction of a new high-containment R&D laboratories

  • 1998

  • – Major revamping of the Louvain-la-Neuve facilities to allow handling of Highly Actives and Cytotoxic products under strict containment (OEB class 5)

  • 1989

  • – Acquisition by Ajinomoto Co Inc, the company is renamed Ajinomoto OmniChem in 2004

  • 1981

  • – Setting up of Belgopia, production unit dedicated to the development and manufacture of controlled substances

  • 1980

  • – Merge with Poudreries Réunies de Belgique SA (or PRB, one of Belgium’s oldest and largest manufacturers of ammunitions) to create OmniChem

  • 1974

  • – Construction of the Louvain-la-Neuve site in the Mont-Saint-Guibert city (Belgium) for Vinca Alkaloids production

  • 1972

  • – Plant started operations

  • 1970

  • – Industrial development of purified medicinal plant extracts: Reserpiline, Vincamine

  • 1946

  • – Omnium Chimique founded in the city of Genappe (Belgium, 20 km away from the current site) for implementing the first industrial Quinine extraction and Helicidine production