Chiral separations laboratory opens

October 7, 2009

LCGC Europe eNews

LCGC Europe eNews-10-02-2009, Volume 0, Issue 0

Chiral Technologies Europe has announced that its new chiral separations laboratory, commissioned earlier this year, is now operational and is separating compounds for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies across Europe.

Chiral Technologies Europe has announced that its new chiral separations laboratory, commissioned earlier this year, is now operational and is separating compounds for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies across Europe.

Since 1995 the company has offered a contract chiral separation service using HPLC and simulated moving bed technology to separate 10 g to 100 kg quantities at its laboratories in Illkirch (near Strasbourg) France.

From 2006 the company has also offered to rapidly screen and separate smaller quantities of chiral pharmaceutical molecules. This service uses HPLC and supercritical fluid chromatography to separate smaller samples. According to the company this has become a route of preference to obtain initial quantities of both chiral isomers for toxicological and early biological studies.

As a result of its popularity, in 2008 the company’s capacity to separate compounds was nearing exhaustion. This prompted the designing and commissioning of the new laboratory specific to the needs of custom small-scale chiral separations.

More information about the company can be found at its website www.chiral.fr

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