Production & Manufacturing
Fine & Speciality Chemicals

Intermediates and APIs

By Sanofi CEPiA

CEPiA manufactures and supplies a variety of biotech and chemical intermediates, as well as APIs. Customers in pharmaceutical industry can have access to almost 200 high-quality APIs, manufactured in our 16 chemical and biotech sites.

  • Traditional chemistry to biotechnology
  • Small-scale to large-scale production
  • Various grades of APIs (sieving, milling, micronisation)
  • Knowledge and expertise sharing from Sanofi network
  • Sustainable development and ethical chart
  • Sanofi sites are regularly inspected by international health authorities with success
  • Regulatory and quality standards
  • Regulatory and quality support with dedicated team

Fermentation and biotechnology

  • Vitamin B12 and derivatives
  • Antibiotics and antituberculosis
  • Packaging customisation
  • Customised product grade


  • Analgesics and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • CNS for oral and injectable applications
  • Human recombinant insulin for cells culture (tamsulosine)
  • Anaesthetics (articaine)
  • Systemic and cardiovascular
  • Metabolic disorders and anti-allergics

Corticosteroids and hormones

  • Non-fluorinated glucocorticoids and derivatives (hydrocortisone, prednisone)
  • Fluorinated glucocorticoids and derivatives (dexamethasone, triamcinolone)
  • Minearlocorticoids (spironolactone, canrenone)


  • World number one
  • Development of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) portfolio (epoprostenol, Iloprost)
  • Development of ophthalmology portfolio (latanoprost, travoprost)
  • Around 17 prostagladin APIs on catalogue
  • Process development and scale-up of new chemical entities

Opiates and opioids (francopia)

  • Leading codeine producer and exporter
  • From poppy seeds to APIs
  • 30 narcotics and antagonists in portfolio
  • Morphine derivatives
  • Thebaine derivatives
  • Synthtic opioids
  • 80 years of experience in alkaloid extraction

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