In 2019, venture capitalists (VCs) invested a record $2.8 billion into agtech startups across the globe.
Before an agricultural chemical formulation product can go to market, it has to go through a series of intensive tests and trials. A chemist has to evaluate the formulation for physical, chemical, and biological performance to make sure it does what it is supposed to do while quality and safety standards are maintained.
Chemical formulation is complicated.
You must understand how materials behave and interact with each other before you attempt to create a product for commercialization.
At CJB Applied Technologies, we use our expertise and experience to provide you with a quality Contract Development experience and a formulation that is both effective and efficient. We get your formulation ideas ready for full-scale production.
In our previous blog, we discussed pilot production and four important factors to remember. Once the pilot-scale production process is complete, you will have some inventory of your new product for testing. At this point, the CDMO has successfully produced lab and pilot batches of your chemical product and it is time to scale up.
Pilot batches are products made in small-scale reactors—which are much like the full-scale reactors. This is where lab-scale hypotheses are confirmed to reduce the risks associated with industrial-scale commitments. After the top formulation candidates are selected and successful batches of your chemical product are made in the lab, the next step is to produce pilot batches.
You have a great idea for a product, but now you need to know where to start the process of getting it developed and produced.
From development of the formulation in the laboratory to pilot batches, and then to large-scale production with a chemical toll manufacturer, you have learned what is necessary to get your product idea produced.
Here are a few additional things to think about.
When you’re trying to develop and commercialize a chemical idea, you need to decide whether to do the formulation work internally or outsource it.
If you have a product formulation idea you want to execute, you may be looking for a way to get it developed and then on to a toll manufacturer.