Chemir is proud to announce the opening of their new chemical synthesis laboratory. The recently renovated space expands the company's capability to synthesize analytical standards and pharmaceutical intermediates, as well as provide process development and litigation support.
The new lab boosts the efficiency of Chemir's team of Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. synthetic chemists, as they provide organic synthesis of compounds at the milligram to kilogram scale. The dedicated laboratory space, designed by the chemists, contains new hoods, new countertops, and updated utilities. The newly installed hoods offer greater volume and expanded utilities, expanding the range of possible reactions. The renovation is part on an extensive building improvement plan for Chemir in 2013.
The expanded organic synthesis lab also reflects a greater demand for these services to support legal challenges, including patent prosecution and infringement defense. "We've worked on legal synthesis projects for a variety of cases and industries," says Dr. Albert Lee, Senior Manager of Custom Synthesis. "For example, we supported a patent prosecution case by performing synthesis based on technology from the early 1990s. We've also supported infringement defense issues by synthesizing a necessary analytical standard when the opposing side was uncooperative and would not provide it."
Chemir's custom synthesis team was previously known as IQsynthesis and Gateway Chemical Technology. Established in 1995, the group moved to the Chemir location in 2010 and assists the pharmaceutical, agrichemical and specialty chemical industries in the early phase production of molecules for research and development. The group also provides custom synthesis services for litigation support.