About Us

What We Do

Our Facilities 

From Fine and Speciality Chemical, Food and Beverage, to Biopharmaceuticals, Activatec work with companies around the world to deliver novel manufacturing processes that increase productivity, reduce cost and improve quality. Our client list is varied and includes start-ups with new process ideas through to blue chip multi-nationals.


Using an extensive range of processing and testing equipment, we can develop and test novel biobased processes at lab scale prior to investment in pilot scale processes.

Our grounding in the real world of processing, gained through the operation of our own facility, means that alongside researching the technical options, we’re also focused on key practical considerations:

  • Can the process be scaled up safely and reliably?

  • Is it likely to be commercially viable?

  • Will it meet environmental targets?


We evaluate projects at every stage, looking to find approaches that will both succeed in the lab and translate into a sound business proposition.

We love a challenge and we are open to ideas. Learn about our current projects here.

A fully equipped state-of-the-art lab
  • Reaction system up to 5L

  • 20-500 mL Shacking incubator

  • 1-10 L fermentation system

  • Solvent extraction and crystallisation system

  • Cross-flow filtration system up to 7 L/min (15 L-batch) for nano, ultra and micro-filtrations

  • High-speed centrifugation

  • Chromatography from mililitre to litre scale

  • Benchtop Freeze Dryer 

  • Advanced analytical equipment (HPLC-DAD/RID, GC-FID, UV-Vis, etc.)


We offer a wide variety of services to achieve quality project results.

Maximise Your By-Products

Too many manufacturers lose money by discarding low-value organic sources. Activatec can develop and upscale processes to convert these into bioproducts ready for market.

Reduce Waste

Manufacturing bioproducts from unused sources, Activatec works towards a circular economy based on a sustainable cycle of development, growth and change. 


Offering expert R&D solutions, from Proof of Concepts to Engineering consultancy and innovation management. Our experienced researchers and engineers use state-of-the-art facilities to develop the best biotech solutions for you. 

 Activatec Limited

+44 (0) 739 4862208

+44 (0) 115 7870096

Biocity, Pennyfoot St, Nottingham NG1, UK

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