22-Mar-2006 - PPG Industries

PPG enters azide chemistry field with process step for Tamiflu

PPG Industries is entering the field of azide chemistry with the announcement that Roche has selected the company to perform a key process step in the manufacture of the active ingredient for Tamiflu® antiviral pharmaceutical. PPG is one of several companies that will collaborate in the production of the Roche product that prevents influenza from spreading inside the body.

Luke Scrivanich, general manager of PPG's fine chemicals business, said PPG's entry into azide chemistry is a natural extension of the company's expertise in the manufacture of pharmaceutical active ingredients and intermediates.

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