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Acrolein:
Raw material used in the synthesis of products for the perfumery, pharmacy and graphic arts markets, the application of which requires special safety equipment.
Additives:
chemicals which impart specific performances to fuels, lubricants, paints etc. into which they are introduced.
Amino Acids:
Small molecules produced by natural living organisms and is a compound unit “building blocks” of proteins.
AMM (Marketing Authorization of drugs):
the health regulatory authorities assign a registration number to any new drug, for its market authorization. This number may be found on the medicine packet.
Anaerobic:
Term which designates an organism that is able to grow without oxygen.
ANR:
National Research Agency (French research organisation funding) which provides companies with research grants.
API:
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient
AFSSAPS:
French agency for the Sanitary Safety of Health-care products.