About Hande Sciences

Hande is a chemistry-based company specializing in the process development, scale-up and custom manufacturing for the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and fine chemical industries. Equipped with the state-of-art process development tools, expertise and dedication from its scientists, Hande has the capabilities to perform processes on both small and KG/metric ton scale.

Hande is in a unique provider of both early and late stage drug discovery support. We offer a variety of discovery enabling services that address common discovery challenges, and improve operational efficiency.
We offer reliable, on time products and services, and are committed to meeting and exceeding expectations.

Hande Facilities

Hande Sciences offers solutions utilizing both Chinese and US facilities. We are able to achieve and pass along cost benefits to our clients leveraging our locations and market access.

Suzhou, China Chemistry Services

  • 45 FT employees, 38 bench chemists
  • 3 FT PhD scientists
  • 2,500 m2 facility space
  • Expansion space available on demand
  • Low employee turn over rate
  • Location benefits for Hande scientists

Suzhou, China Manufacturing Pilot Plant

  • 18,000m2 facility space, 42 acre campus
  • 4 production buildings including 4 x 3,500m2
  • 30 reactors available, volume, 200L to 5000L, temperature range, -30C to 300C, 500L porcelain, 3000L porcelain, 5000L porcelain, 1000L stainless steel
  • In House Analytical Instrumentation: HPLC, LCMS, GCMS
  • 2 Buildings, 3,000m2 available for lab scale & kilo scale


Hande History

  • 1996: Hande Sciences established.
  • 2008: Completion of 85 process development/scale-up projects including scales ranging from 250mg - 30kg and an average project scale range of 1kg – 5kg.
  • 2009: Completion of 51 projects for reference compounds including scales ranging from 1g – 30g. Satisfactory rate 100%, rated as top supplier by Discovery Synthesis Group, Schering-Plough.
  • 2010: Completion of 319 projects, scale ranging from 25g-50g for ASDI
  • 2011: Completion of 8 projects for FMC Agricultural Products Group (APG) including scales ranging from 2g to 1.5kg. Currently working on 5 FMC long term projects on small scale, process development