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Univar Solutions Expands Pharmaceutical Products Portfolio Through New Distribution Agreement with Ashland


Univar Solutions Inc., a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, today expanded its specialty ingredient portfolio in Mexico and Brazil through a new distribution agreement with Ashland, a focused additives and specialty ingredients company. The agreement combines the strengths and offerings of two sustainability-focused and innovation driven organizations and will benefit formulators and manufacturers focused on delivering science-based pharmaceutical solutions in Latin America and across the globe.

Under the agreement, Univar Solutions customers in Brazil and Mexico will have access to Ashland's binders and disintegrants for solid dosage forms, matrix formers for modulated release drugs and coatings for regular and modulated release solid dosage forms. Pharmaceutical ingredient customers are supported by Univar Solutions' global Solution Centers scientists, who help solve formulation challenges, address changing regulatory requirements, innovate to meet market trends and help customers work toward sustainability and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals.

"As a global leader in pharmaceutical oral solid dose (OSD) excipients, Ashland is innovating for safe, easy-care, patient-centric formulations and we will continue to grow by building out our pipeline with these innovations and new sales opportunities," said Alejandra Alvarez, strategic global marketing and business development of Latin America for Ashland. "We are excited for our customers that will be supported by Univar Solutions as they help us address evolving global pharmaceutical needs coinciding with the growing pharmaceutical industry in Brazil and Mexico."

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