Offer for SMES

Katalysator aimes at exchanging knowledge within the Chemistry and Life Science industry, from educational institution to small-medium-sized business and vice versa. Think of joint research projects, of contract research, of training or of internship projects. Katalysator offers;

Facility sharing

  • Without any support, this is ideal if you have the expertise but not the facilities. You can rent the equipment at our facility and after an short initial training your measurements can be carried out.
  • With support. You rent equipment including a number of support hours from an expert who can fully or partially supervise the employee / student.

Contract research

We set up a contract, and we can analyze samples or perform and experiment for you. You deliver the samples and we measure the samples. If necessary, we can also develop a method.

Joint research

If you have a research question related to the themes of HAN BioCentre or the Radboud university research groups, we can collaborate to find a source of funding to carry out the joint research.

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What is the expertise of your company?

Avivia is a pharmaceutical company, specialized in the repositioning, repurposing and (re)formulation of medicines. We do both contract research and internal product development. Our expertise ranges from chemistry to regulation, IP and market access.

With what question did you turn to Katalysator?

We are working on a specific crystal-form of a salt as a possible medicine for people with chronic diarrhea. Because certain shapes are not suitable, we sought confirmation that the correct shape was present in a number of samples from experiments. Katalysator helped us with these measurements.

Which project has emerged from this and what has it yielded?

Katalysator got us in contact with Rene de Gelder from the Solid State Chemistry department at Radboud University. He performed powder diffraction measurements for us. This showed, among other things, that a technique described in the literature is not reproducible and that alternative methods must be used to obtain the desired shape.


The bachelor students of the HAN_University of Applied Sciences (from the polymer chemistry specialization) showed in a proof-of-principle study that our product idea was feasible. Based on that, we can now continue with product development! We will also do this in collaboration with the HAN.

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