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Small molecule API development

GL CHEMTEC specializes in small molecule active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) discovery, process development, scale-up, and manufacturing to the life sciences sector.

With our expertise in synthetic route development, optimization, and scale-up services, we transform promising molecules into viable API targets, creating novel compounds and treatments that target a wide-range of diseases and conditions. 

API development at GL CHEMTEC

Discovery and development

We excel in the synthetic route development and optimization of the most complex small molecules, from milligram to hundreds of grams in our R&D lab.

Process research and scale-up
We quickly, efficiently, and safely scale-up your important compounds in our kilo lab. Whether you require a Tox batch or are looking to take your APIs to the multi-kilogram scale, we provide you with a robust procedure to keep your program moving.


Our pilot plant facilities offer innovative solutions for scaling up processes and production. Our pilot plant capabilities enable efficient and seamless transitions of lab-scale results to large-scale production.


As an independent, founder-led life sciences company, GL CHEMTEC is passionate about your success and committed to solving your most complex chemistry challenges. We are fast and flexible, and our collaborative partnership approach means that we scale and adapt according to your needs.

A next-level API partner  

offering a unique combination of small molecule and polymer expertise.

Tackle complex chemistry challenges

with our deep expertise in small molecule chemistry and tailored polymers, and a collaborative approach.

Drive innovation with a green chemistry mindset

committed to sustainability and green chemistry best practices. 

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Accelerate early-stage API development and innovative drug delivery solutions 

with seamless continuity from R&D to manufacturing.

North American location and security of supply  

offering an alternative to traditional supply chains and overseas partners.

Highly customer-centric culture   

reflected by our 22 years of success in life sciences, delivering innovative solutions with unrivalled speed, agility, and passion.

Four key considerations for choosing the ideal CDMO partner

The pharmaceutical and biotech landscapes are evolving, demanding innovation, efficiency, and reliability in drug development and manufacturing.

Choosing the right Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) is critical to navigating this shifting terrain. Download the latest GL CHEMTEC guide to discover the four critical questions that can guide you in choosing a CDMO partner. 


Bell Mid-Sized Business of the Year

Canadian Business Review Board Best Business Award
2021, 2022, 2023, 2024

Winner Magazine - Outstanding Canadian Business

Outstanding Business in Customer Satisfaction, Business Leadership, Outstanding Service, Strong Vision

2024 CBRB GL Chemtec International Badge
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2023 Winner Magazine Medal of Recognition for GL Chemtec - resized
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ISO Certifications

ISO 13485:2016 – Medical Device & Early Clinical Studies

ISO 9001:2015 – A Commitment to Quality and Traceability


ISO 13485:2016 – Medical Device & Early Clinical Studies
ISO 9001:2015 – A Commitment to Quality and Traceability