Polish version

Obtaining morphine

Morphine is known throughout the world as a pain relieving medication.

A brief description of the technology

The method comprises morphine separation from the aqueous extract with appropriately matched absorbents and then desorption. The product obtained is of high purity.

Advantages of the technology offered

In comparison to traditional methods, the method is simple as far as technology and apparatus are concerned and less power-consuming. Other methods involve multiple extraction / re-extraction and then evaporation.


Extractors, columns, agitators, a drying chamber.

Market competitiveness

No production in Poland.


The technology was implemented in the Kutno Pharmaceutical Plant.


Irena Grzywa-Niksińska, Ph.D., Chem. Eng.

phone: + 48 22 568 20 05