Roche Colorado is a past winner of the United States Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. The company produces an array of active pharmaceutical ingredients and highly active compounds. It provides research, development and manufacturing assistance in an effort to bring pharmaceutical products to world markets. The company also houses the Boulder Technology Center. The tech center serves as a research center for the development of new production processes, which provide process and product improvements in areas, including cost, safety, environmental impact and product quality. The tech center includes a pilot scale production plant where products are produced in quantities necessary for the approval of new pharmaceutical processes. The company is a subsidiary of Roche of Basel, Switzerland. Roche Colorado, located in Boulder, Colo., is one of four Roche pharmaceutical research and production facilities in the United States.