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Based in North America, GL CHEMTEC boasts modern facilities that encompass dedicated R&D laboratories, kilo labs, a pilot plant, a class 6 cleanroom, advanced analytical instrumentation, and much more.

Our commitment to innovation and the pursuit of excellence enable us to cater to diverse chemical and material development needs. From small- to large-scale synthesis, purification, and separation techniques, our state-of-the-art facilities empower us to deliver exceptional solutions to our clients.

Specialized laboratories and suites

R&D lab

State-of-the-art facilities for synthetic route development and optimization under ISO 9001:2015.

Kilo lab

Fully-equipped scale-up suites for process development and small-scale manufacturing. 

Pilot plant

Scaling up processes and production, including equipment and reactors for various reaction types and volumes.

Class 6 cleanroom

Controlled environment for new material development and prototyping, ensuring quality and reduced contamination risks under ISO 13485:2016.

Analytical lab

State-of-the-art analytical instrumentation for the full characterization and release of both small molecules and polymers.



R&D lab

GL CHEMTEC’s R&D lab is a state-of-the-art facility designed to drive innovation and accelerate synthetic route development, optimization, and early-process development. With the latest equipment and advanced analytical instrumentation, we take you from milligrams to hundreds of grams, quickly and efficiently.

Small-scale technical capabilities

Equipped with a range of advanced equipment and tools, our small-scale technical capabilities enable efficient synthetic route development, optimization and early process development.

  • 12-foot fume hoods (25 units)
  • Air-free Schlenk suites with vacuum lines and glove boxes
  • Hydrogenation capabilities (1L, 2L)
  • Rotary evaporators: 2 L and 22 L (16 and 4 units)
  • Parallel organic synthesizers (Mettler Toledo 24-position)
  • Biotage microwave synthesizers: eight and sixty-position units
  • Radley reaction carousels (3 units) for parallel synthesis
  • Combi-flash systems 200 ml/min (12 units)
  • Thin-film and fractional distillation capabilities
  • UV-curing chamber
  • 22 L reactors (12 units)
  • Ozone generators (3 units)


Kilo lab

At GL CHEMTEC's kilo lab, we are able to quickly and efficiently develop optimized processes to scale up your important molecules.

Large-scale process and capabilities

  • 10 L custom hydrogenation unit
  • 15 L reactor (3 units)
  • 22 L reactors (12 units)
  • 30 L jacketed reactors (2 units)
  • 50 L jacketed reactor (2 units)
  • 50 L reactor with distillation set-up
  • 80 L reactor
  • 100 L jacketed reactor
  • 15 Kw Huber temperature control units (-80 to 200 °C)  (6 units)
  • Jacketed GL Nutsche filters (30, 80L)
  • 12-foot walk-in fume hoods (3 units)
  • Large-scale biotage column chromatography (5 Kg)
  • Teledyne ISCO torrent (750 ml/min) with dual UV-detector (2 units)
  • DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimeter) for thermal analysis
Kilo lab equipment
Kilo lab equipment


Pilot plant

GL CHEMTEC's 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.

  • 370 L reactors (3 units)
  • 600 L jacketed glass-lined reactor
  • 200 L stainless steel reactor
  • 38 Kw temperature control units (2 units) (-25 to 200 °C)
  • 38 Kw temperature control unit (-85 to 150 °C)
  • 8 Kw temperature control units (2 units) (-25 to 200 °C)
  • 24 Kw hot oil heaters (2 units) (up to 260 °C)
  • Dry vacuum distillation pumps (6 units)
  • 400 L glass-lined filter dryer, Nutsche filters
  • 400 L Hastelloy reactors being sourced
  • DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimeter) for thermal analysis
Pilot plant equipment


Class 6 cleanroom

Our class 6 cleanroom enables rapid and controlled research, development, analysis, and prototyping, helping to move your new material project from ideation to commercialization under ISO 13485:2016.

Class 6 cleanroom facilities and advanced equipment

  • Instron machines with varying load cells (50-300 N and 5000 N) for mechanical testing and analysis
  • Microfluidizer (LM20) and Malvern Zetasizer (particle size analysis) for emulsions and nano-emulsions
  • High-precision thermal and UV 3D printers for the fabrication of customized medical devices
  • DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimeter) for thermal analysis
  • Thermal autoclave and UV sterilizer for sterilization needs
  • Glove boxes with inert gas and pump systems for working in controlled environments
  • Programmable spin coaters, plasma surface coater, and UV and LED-curing chambers (6 units) for thin film and surface coating applications
  • Stereo high-resolution microscopes (6 units) with digital monitors for detailed visual inspections
  • Lensmeters and Optimec for precise lens measurements
  • Incubator shakers for controlled sample incubation
  • Thin-film applicator, thermal cure vacuum ovens, ultrasonic welders, and hot embossers for specialized fabrication techniques


Analytical lab

Analytical instruments for small molecule chemistry and new material development.

Analytical capabilities

  • Method development and method transfer
  • Structural elucidation
  • Reference standard qualification
  • Stability studies: accelerated, RT, and -20 °C
  • Final product, intermediates, and raw materials testing
  • Routine sample analysis via HPLC (9, DAD, VW, PDA, RI, CAD), LCMS (3), GC, GCMS, NMR, DSC, UV-VIS, and FT-IR/ATR
  • 400 MHz Bruker NMR
  • Residual solvent analysis
  • Preliminary polymorph and salt screening
  • Stability/aging studies: climate-controlled chamber
Analytical lab equipment


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.


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

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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