SAFC’s Pharmorphix technologies align with BioTools chiroptical spectroscopic instruments

To provide end-to-end chiral technology tools and services

St Louis, US-based SAFC Commercial, the contract manufacturing business unit of Sigma Aldrich, has agreed a collaboration with BioTools, a Florida-based manufacturer of advanced chiroptical spectroscopic instruments, to provide end-to-end chiral technology tools and services.

Under the partnership, SAFC’s solid-state research and development business, Pharmorphix, will align with BioTools' chiroptical spectroscopic instruments to provide access to a range of chiral structural determination tools and separation services, with the potential to accelerate time to market for chiral-based drugs.

Pharmorphix solid state technologies contribute extensive expertise to the partnership in the application of powder and single-crystal X-ray diffraction technology, including chiral structure determination of small molecules and enantioselective resolution services using crystallisation and chromatography. BioTools brings proficiency in the field of vibrational optical activity (VOA) and the use of its advanced instruments and software – ChiralIR-2X, ChiralRAMAN-2X, ComputeVOA and CompareVOA.