AMPAC Fine Chemicals Announces Expansion of Capabilities in California

AMPAC Fine Chemicals, an SK Pharmteco company, adds additional pharmaceutical development and engineering capabilities with the opening of a new Complex Molecule Chemistry & Engineering Center

Rancho Cordova, California, August 24, 2022

AMPAC Fine Chemicals (AFC), an SK pharmteco Company, a leading manufacturer of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients in the United States, expanded its pharmaceutical manufacturing capabilities through the addition of a state-of-the-art Complex Molecule Chemistry & Engineering Center.

“Today’s announcement is an important step in AFC’s continued commitment to developing new capabilities to lead the industry in the ability to rapidly develop and scale chemistry that is becoming more complex,” said Dr. Jeff Butler, AFC President. “We are excited to broaden our cGMP capabilities, allowing us to deliver critical pharmaceutical ingredients for lifesaving therapies.”

“Syntheses have become more complex often relying on multi-step telescoped transformations. The facility’s design supports development of complex molecules including custom phosphoramidites, UV sensitive compounds, and pegylated substrates, from grams to kilograms with comprehensive analytical testing capabilities. This expands upon our core technologies such as Energetic Chemistry, High Potency, Chromatography, and Continuous Processing, which are instrumental in synthesis of complex molecules”, shares Dr. John Jacobsen, AFC Executive Director of Research and Development.

Dr. William DuBay, SK pharmteco Vice President of Research and Development adds “This additional capacity expands our ability to meet the demand for rapid development of innovative technology solutions for our customers.”

Located on AFC’s 250-acre site in Rancho Cordova, California, the new Complex Molecule Chemistry & Engineering Center adds new capacity and advances continuous processing technologies.

About AMPAC Fine Chemicals LLC

AMPAC Fine Chemicals is a US-based company with demonstrated capabilities in process development, scale-up, and CGMP-compliant commercial production of active pharmaceutical ingredients and registered intermediates for pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers.

AMPAC Fine Chemicals is a portfolio company of SK pharmteco, a US-based company with state-of-the-art facilities located across the US, Europe, and Asia.  

AFC’s specially engineered facilities and experienced staff allow for the safe production of highly energetic compounds at commercial scale.  In addition, AFC’s other technology platforms include production of highly potent compounds, continuous processes, industrial-scale chromatographic separation using simulated moving bed chromatography and analytical services to the pharmaceutical industry.  AFC’s operations are in Rancho Cordova & El Dorado Hills California, La Porte, Texas and Petersburg, Virginia. 

Additional information about us can be obtained by visiting our website at

Included: Photos from the Complex Molecule Chemistry & Engineering Center

For further information or comment contact:

Patrick Park, VP Strategy and Business Development, SK pharmteco
Tel: +1 (916) 357-6376 Email:

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