SP Process Development (SPPD), formed in 2013, offers services within drug development and manufacturing, but is far from being a new kid in the block. SPPD assimilated decades of experience and state of the art equipment when it acquired parts of former AZ Process and Pharmaceutical R&D unit in Södertälje. 2/3 of the employees are PhD’s and services cover the entire value chain from raw material to clinical trial material according to GMP. Thanks to the AstraZeneca heritage, the quality level of equipment for drug formulation, synthesis and chemical engineering, analysis etc. as well as the competence pool, is on par with any similar facility within big pharma.