Albany Molecular Research Inc is a Delaware corporation incorporated on June 20, 1991. It is a contract research and manufacturing organization providing customers integrated drug discovery, development and manufacturing services. The Company provides services and technologies that support the discovery and development of pharmaceutical products and the manufacturing of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) and drug product for existing and experimental new drugs, as well as research, development and manufacturing for the agrochemical and other industries. With locations in the United States, Europe, and Asia, it maintains geographic proximity and flexible cost models. The Company has organized its activities into two distinct segments: Large Scale Manufacturing (LSM) and Discovery, Drug Development and Small-Scale Manufacturing (DDS). Its LSM activities include pilot- to commercial-scale production of active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates, sterile syringe and vial filling, and high potency and controlled substance manufacturing. Its remaining activities, including drug lead discovery, in vitro biology and DMPK, lead optimization, drug development, and small-scale commercial manufacturing, represent its DDS business segment. Its Drug Discovery Services includes assay development and design, screening, natural product services, custom synthesis and library synthesis, medicinal chemistry, bioanalytical services, among others. Its customers include pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology companies, as well as government research entities and non-profit organizations, which are a growing segment of its customer base. It also sells to a more limited extent, to companies who are in the businesses of agriculture, fine chemicals, contract chemical manufacturing, medical devices, and flavoring and cosmetics. The Company competes with contract research companies, contract drug manufacturing companies, research and academic institutions and with the internal research departments of biotechnology companies. The manufacture, transportation and storage of its products are subject to certain international, Federal, state and local laws and regulations.