NiTech’s innovative team have a diverse range of skillsets including process design, chemistry, chemical engineering, reaction engineering and biotechnology/pharma. We have experience, expertise and know-how in successfully transferring existing batch to continuous processes using our technology, together with the development of new innovative processes.
We design NiTech Reactors and Crystallisers from laboratory to full commercial scale. Our engineering partner, Alconbury Weston Ltd., manufactures, delivers and commissions NiTech Reactors and Crystallisers around the world. We also provide on-site training and on-going technical support.
NiTech was founded by Professor Xiong-Wei Ni and was spun out from the University of Heriot Watt, Scotland to commercialise its patented intellectual property in continuous oscillating baffle reactor (COBR) technology. The first production-scale unit (pictured above) was installed by global healthcare company Sanofi in 2007 at its Genzyme site in Haverhill, UK, where it still operates today.
NiTech’s technology was the inspiration for the Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation (Pictured below). CMAC was founded in 2012 by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and other major sponsors, and investment has since reached £84m.