Delivering products for early application testing in the fine, specialty and bio-pharmaceutical industries can be challenging. Chemists are under time pressure to deliver products using synthetic routes that have not yet been optimized. Scientists and engineers are required to make the right decisions faster and to increase their personal productivity. Characterizing the process while optimizing the chemistry leads to shorter development times and lower costs. The synthesis workstations EasyMax™ and OptiMax™ provide a simple platform for product and process development, enabling scientists to meet the challenges of today’s competitive global market.