Name: Michiel Verspagen
Alcami Site: Weert, Netherlands
How long have you been with Alcami?
I have been working for Alcami for 16 years.
What is your role?
I am an organic chemist in the process research & development laboratory at our Weert, Netherlands site. I develop, adapt, and analyze the chemical synthetic routes used to create new active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and make them suitable for large scale processing in our plant.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Nothing compares to the sheer bliss of scientific discovery. Using new chemical techniques and innovative technologies to overcome the challenges of novel synthetic routes is particularly gratifying to me. The realization that these scientific innovations help bring our customers' drugs to market and might possibly affect the lives of millions of patients in the future makes them even more rewarding.