Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services


Interest in specific master(s):

Cell & gene biotechnology, 


Environmental sciences, 

Nutrition & food technology

About the company

Ajinomoto OmniChem is a leading global business partner for Pharmaceutical APIs and Intermediates, Amino Acids, Agrochemicals, and Botanical Extracts. 

We are committed to supplying the highest quality products and services, based on our reliable and flexible production, innovative research and market responsiveness.

Pharmaceutical CDMO Services
Our manufacturing sites in Wetteren and Balen have been actively producing small molecule APIs and intermediates for the pharmaceutical industry for more than 40 years.
Our experienced and knowledgeable chemists and engineers provide our customers the ability to rapidly scale from lab to pilot to commercial product. Using innovative technologies and complex chemistries, we provide a high level of quality and service to meet the demands and expectations of today’s pharmaceutical world.

R&D, analytical development work and pilot scale campaigns are conducted at Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services in Wetteren, Belgium, and tech transfers into Belgium or India are managed by Aji Bio-Pharma Belgium. Over 100 colleagues collaborate in the R&D and Pilot Team on a total Belgium staff of 850. The R&D team is heavily focussing on innovation using technologies such as continuous flow chemistry and in Process Analytical Tools (PAT) as well as increased focus on oligonucleotides.

As a key supplier of intermediates and APIs, Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services is a trusted and reliable CDMO partner, building close relationships with increasing numbers of bio-pharmaceutical companies worldwide.

Botanical Extractions
For more than 70 years, our NaturalSpecialities division has been actively extracting, purifying and synthesizing botanical and fermentation derived products for a variety of applications and markets. Today, we are a global leading producer of high quality polyphenols.
As experts in extraction technology and downstream processing, we specialize in producing gallotannins used in brewing, oenology, food flavors, and nutraceuticals. We also provide solutions for textile, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics applications.
In addition to our industry specific products, we offer contract manufacturing services to meet our customers’ needs, including extracting, blending, spray-drying, milling, crystallization and chromatography. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities include QA/QC, R&D, analytical and process development, all based at Wetteren.

Our mission is to develop lasting, trusted relationships with our clients by personalizing our approach and providing guidance and resources to produce high quality products, on time and within budget.

Agrochemical Solutions
For more than 60 years, we have been manufacturing our high-performance, cost-effective Tensiofix product line of surfactants, specifically designed for agrochemical applications at Balen.
Tensiofix is an essential component in the formulation of agrochemical products, providing agents with guaranteed stability, optimized solubility and biological enhancements. The surfactant range consists of in-house developed emulsifiers, wetting-dispersing agents and other additives.

Our experienced and dedicated technical service and R&D teams based in Louvain-La Neuve are committed to solving your formulation challenges.

Job opportunities

At Aji Bio-Pharma Services, we are working to improve health of people globally. Our vision is to be a leading, trusted and innovative partner to our customers and our employees.

We operate as a company with a no-nonsense approach, an open culture and atmosphere. We collaborate fluently and intensively with colleagues from all involved departments. The company provides competitive conditions, and structured training and coaching.

There is a variety of opportunities for engineers, ranging from working in manufacture, in the design of our engineering installations, or in Research and Development. There are also various other options, such as working in analytical development, quality assurance or quality control, in project management or why not in sales? There may be a fruitful match between your strengths and competences and our vacancies.

For more information, please go to our job site at, then choose “Europe”