R&D institute since 1929 and continuously active since 1949, having as core-competence in Romania the capability to perform the entire drug development, from bio/chemical synthesis/ extraction of the active ingredient until the final formulated medicine, including the pre-(non)clinical pharmacology studies. This competence is supported by its unique structure in the country, bringing together preparative departments: biotechnologies (microbial and extractive), chemical synthesis and pharmaceutical technology, as well as characterization departments: analytical and pharmacology (GLP and ISO certified), a technology transfer center with a pilot plant.
ICCF could provide new technologies, products know-how and research services to pharmaceutical and related industries. The R&D activity has been extended from drug research to related or other fields requiring similar expertise: microbial biomaterials as drug carriers ( including nanopharmaceuticals) and with other biomedical and technical applications, food supplements, plant biofertilizers and biostimulants, biofuels.
Working in health improvement, with renewable raw materials and using environmental friendly technologies (biotechnologies, green/clean chemistry), the institute contributes to a knowledge based, sustainable increase of pharmaceutical, food, biotechnology or chemical companies as well as to the Romanian participation to the scientific and technology progress.