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YOUR PARTNER FROM EARLY DRUG DISCOVERY OVER PROCESS DEVELOPMENT

Roowin is a privately owned Contract Research Organisation (CRO) headquartered in Riom (Auvergne), France. Its core business being in high value added fine chemistry, Roowin offers a large range of chemical services.

We support our customers and partners to advance their drug candidates from early research phase up to licensing out API in phase II or to the Market for small batches (about 20 kg).

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WHY CHOOSE ROOWIN?

Our chemists are our most important assets. Their creativity allows us to satisfy our customers beyond their expectations. With an overall PhD/Grande Ecole rate of over 40% and a rate of 100% in our management team, Roowin is eager to address even the most challenging projects. With continuous vocational training and many years of industry experience, Roowin will continue to surprise its customers with high quality work and quick turn-around.
Our best customers are our oldest ones: once they get used to the high quality standard Roowin provides, our customers stay with us. The turnover development, which had been +46% between 2011 and 2014, was entirely based on word-of-mouth recommendation.
Roowin is proud to be able to accompany its customers from early lead optimization through scale-up and small-scale GMP synthesis up to medium scale GMP manufacturing. Our strong internal analytical chemistry capabilities complete the range of service we offer to our customers.
Roowin is recognized by the French Government as a research undertaking organization. As such, Roowin’s partners are entitled to claim back 30% of project costs from the French Government, making our FTEs even more competitive.

Fully Equipped facilities with the Highest Security Measures Taken
We have Research and Development Laboratories, Kilolaboratories and Pilot Plant in over 1600m². Each are fully equipped chemistry facilities and are kept to same security standards of big pharmaceutical groups.
Our facilities are located on the former site of a big pharmaceutical group and feature and include cGMP facilities: Kilo-laboratory / Pilot plant

Roowin is known to be a high-added-value CRO with very short reaction times. We can provide quotes within 24-48 hours. The reactivity and flexibility of our company allows us to adapt quickly and efficiently to any changes in research directives, minimizing costs and increasing customer satisfaction.

Since 2006, Roowin is accredited ISO 9001. Our constant thriving for improvement in quality and S&H standards is underlined by an in-progress application for an accreditation of OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001.
ROOWIN synthesized drug substance under cGMP guidelines since 2007.
ROOWIN Promises and Delivers Quality.

Strict confidentiality and securing data exchanges are a prerequisite for Roowin’s success. Sensible information can be exchanged securely on site, between sites and with customers using state-of-the-art information technology. Roowin has invested heavily in on-site security measures, knowing that responsible data treatment is crucial to our customers.
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GRADUATE TEAM. WORLD CLASS RESULTS.

Roowin’s team is at your service for any chemistry research projects you want to entrust to us. In October 2015, Roowin employed 30 chemists.
Our management team with a PhD/”Grande Ecole” rate of 100% is looking forward to all challenges you might want to share with us.

PATRICE ROOL

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Founder of Roowin in 1997. Graduate of a chemical engineer from ESPCI (Ecole Supérieure de Physiques et Chimie Industrielles de la ville de Paris), of a PhD in Organic and Bioorganic chemistry from Paris VI and from HEC (Hautes Etudes Commerciales – Challenge +)

ANTOINE DUFORT

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Multiple experiences as Chief Financial Officer in start-up. Antoine Dufort joined Roowin having realized the sale of Inventel to the group Thomson.

 

THIERRY TREFOUEL

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Thierry Trefouel is also HSE Manager and has more than 20 years of experiences in industrial chemical production, especially with Rhodia. Graduate of a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Rouen University.

JULIEN MICHAUX

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Chemical engineer from ENSCM (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier) and graduate of a PhD in Organic Chemistry from University Paris Sud XI. He joined the company in 2008 and is currently managing the R&D department.

NICOLAS HOULLIER

KILOLABORATORY MANAGER

Chemical engineer from ENSICAEN (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieur de Caen) and graduate of a PhD in Organic  Chemistry from Caen University. Strong experience in scale-up, development process and API synthesis under GMP. He joined the company in 2008.

THOMAS HAMEURY

PROCESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Graduated from ESPCI (Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles), and holds a PhD in organic chemistry. After a postdoctoral experience at the University of Glasgow, he joined Roowin in 2010 as a project leader. He is now in charge of the process development laboratory.

ANTHONY PITAVAL

PROJECT MANAGER

Graduate of a PhD in Organic Synthesis form the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ, Spain). He joined the company in 2015 and is currently working as project manager in the medicinal chemistry laboratory.

BENOIT DE CARNE-CARNAVALET

PROJECT MANAGER

Chemical Engineer form ESPCI (Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la ville de Paris), PhD in Organic Chemistry from UPMC (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6). Strong experience in R&D of chemical syntheses of innovative molecules. Joined the compagny in 2013.

DELPHINE BOURDIN

QUALITY CONTROL MANAGER

Chemical engineer from ENSCP (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris) and graduate of a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Pau University. She joined the company in 2014 and is currently working on analytical part of the GMP projects.

NOEMIE DOUZIECH

ANALYTICAL LABORATORY MANAGER

Graduate of a MSc in Analytical Chemistry from Toulouse University.  Strong experience on development and validation of API analytical methods. She joined the compagny in 2013.

SOPHIE CAETANO

QUALITY ASSURANCE  MANAGER ASSISTANT

Strong experience in qualification and validation of process and equipments in major pharmaceutical companies. Expertise in sterilized products.

MEGANE PLANCHE

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

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OUR HISTORY.

ROOWIN is founded by four PhD coming from the scientific community including Mr Patrice Rool and Mr Jacques Lewiner, former Scientific Director of ESPCI (High School for Industrial Physics and Chemistry, Paris). Mr Lewiner is owner of numerous patents and founder of High Tech companies.
ROOWIN grants a licence for its first patent to a major pharmaceuticals company.
Creation of the custom synthesis department.
ROOWIN moves to Romainville (Paris Region) and takes bigger laboratories.Now ROOWIN’s laboratories are 730m² big.
Creation of the pilot plant and the production workshop. ROOWIN can now supports its customers in their projects from lab scale to industrial phases.
The Quality Management System of ROOWIN is approved ISO 9001:2000 by Bureau Veritas.
ROOWIN is successfully audited, according to GMP procedures, by a major customer. ROOWIN moves to another building in the Biocitech park to increase the surface of its labs. Now the total surface including labs, kilo lab, pilot plant, production workshop, storage and offices is around 1400m².
Roowin moves in new modern laboratories, with top level equipments to Riom in region Auvergne.
Roowin starts Business relationship with US customers
Roowin starts Business Development with Japan

ROOWIN. LATEST NEWS.

GROWING STRONG ROOWIN – ROOWIN OFFERS NUMEROUS JOBS

October 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Within the framework of our strong development, Roowin is actively looking for many jobs: 2 Organic chemical Engineer/PhD 2 Kilolab/process [...]

ROOWIN STARTS JAPAN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

September 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Roowin will be in Japan from 26th of October 2015 to 30th of October 2015. This trip is the first [...]

ROOWIN WILL MEET CUSTOMERS IN SAN DIEGO

September 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Roowin will be in San Diego based area from 12th of October to 16th of October. This trip will [...]

ROOWIN MAKES SUCCESSFUL SCALE-UP FOR SIRONA BIOCHEM COMPOUNDS

September 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Roowin  has successfully made the scale-up of Skin Lightening Compound SBM-TFC-1067 for a Sirona Biochem. Sirona Biochem is a Vancouver [...]

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