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Microinnova is operating in a new way! Take a look: 

In light of nationwide restrictions in order to influence the impact of COVID-19, most of the Microinnova Team has transitioned to work remotely. The lab remains in operation according to current laws and regulations. Tasks demanding lab time are scheduled in such a way that our lab workers are able to minimize social contact, as well as keep up with the projects they are working on. 

Due to the effects of this outbreak there is a need for a reorganization of projects. We are working tirelessly to ensure that we fulfill the needs of our customers. Our flexibility ensures a response to varying project demands. 

We do our best to serve our customers the usual way. We are happy to discuss new projects as well. We see these unusual times as an excellent opportunity to discuss and develop future strategies. Take this chance to contact us!

published on 19. March 2020


Forging Flow Chemistry Bond

Microinnova Engineering GmbH and Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering GmbH (RCPE) are entering into a very promising collaboration. Microinnova is specialized in continuous modular plant design and flow process scale-up, as well as realizing continuous pilot and manufacturing scale plants. RCPE is a global leader in pharmaceutical engineering sciences and with its CCFLOW Area (Center for Continuous Flow Synthesis and Processing) it offers, amongst others, core competences in flow chemistry, process development, control strategy and online analytics (PAT), taking the lead in developing chemical routes, chemical simulations and determining reaction kinetics. Their cooperation intends to synergize the competences for continuous manufacturing of chemicals and APIs of both involved teams, using various methods of process intensification, leading to a competence hub for these innovative technologies in the Graz area. Johannes Khinast and Thomas Klein (CEOs of RCPE), C. Oliver Kappe (Scientific Director of CCFLOW) and Dirk Kirschneck (Strategic Director of Microinnova Engineering GmbH) see the region as an important hub of continuous manufacturing for the pharmaceutical industry.

published on 10. February 2020



Release of the VDI 2776 Guideline



Sheet number 1 regarding the topic "Process engineering plants - Modular plants - Planning modular plants" has been released. Access it here.

published on 26. February 2020



CPhI Pharma Awards 2019

We are very honored and pleased to announce that we have been nominated for the CPhI Pharma Awards 2019

published on 5. November 2019


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


PICASSO 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 Shefflied 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.


Synthetic biofuel from sustainable sources


Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH orders an API plant


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 crystallization 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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