The Discovery Chemistry Department at Gedeon Richter in Budapest, Hungary, has invested in an Asia flow chemistry system from Syrris to aid researchers involved in the design and synthesis of original CNS drugs.
Research scientist Dr György Túrós explained: “In discovery chemistry research, we need to perform a lot of very interesting and complex chemical syntheses and, until now, have relied on classical batch chemistry methods.”
“We purchased an Asia flow chemistry reactor in June, and are now reaping the benefits of using flow chemistry techniques. The system has extended the range of chemistries available to us, allowing us to work at much higher pressures and temperatures - sometimes above a solvent’s boiling point - to create completely new heterocyclic scaffolds. We can combine the Asia modules in a variety of different ways to meet changing needs, and will also be able to add additional modules at a later date if required. This was an important consideration, and one of the main reasons for choosing Asia. Syrris has been very supportive, giving us some valuable ideas and flow chemistry tips during our training, and we can now do chemistry which was absolutely impossible before. In my opinion, Syrris is as innovative in the synthetic chemistry arena as Google or Apple in the informatics field.”