Accelarated Route to Market

Sinocompound and InCatT launch new Catalyst Screening Service collaboration offering accelerated route to market

<11 January 2022> – Sinocompound Catalysts Co., Ltd has partnered with InCatT to launch a specialist Catalyst Screening Service for pharmaceutical, and fine chemical companies looking to optimize their reactions. The new service draws on InCatT’s extensive experience in screening homogeneous catalysts combined with Sinocompound’s expertise in custom synthesis, scale-up and manufacturing of advanced catalysts and ligands. By combining these unique capabilities under a single offering, customers benefit from an accelerated development process that will reduce their time to market. At the same time, both companies remain fully independent.

Identifying the best catalyst system for a reaction can often be laborious, time-consuming and difficult to predict. However, high throughput screening (HTS) of homogeneous catalysts enables rapid and efficient identification of the best-performing catalyst, providing the customer with a robust, reproducible, and cost-efficient process.

Dr Sander Kluwer, CEO, InCatT, commented, “At InCatT, we are specialized in rapid catalyst screening and optimization. Our equipment allows us to assess large numbers of catalysts in a very short time – up to 96 catalysts per day – and we have access to our own library of ligands that are easy to prepare via robotic synthesis routes. Next to catalyst finding, we are specialized in optimization by kinetic profiling and scale-up to 20 L. By partnering with Sinocompound, we can screen an extensive portfolio of catalysts, perform the optimization to relevant scales and be assured that further scale-up is available via our new partner. This, we envision, is an important asset for our customers to use to successfully manufacture their product.”

Dr Carin Seechurn, technical advisor, Sinocompound, explained, “Many pharmaceutical and fine chemical companies are looking for specialist catalyst screening services to support their process development activities and help them progress to market more quickly. This service is a natural expansion of Sinocompound’s core expertise as a global provider of advanced homogeneous catalysts and ligands. Knowing a customer’s likely requirements earlier means we can rapidly develop the new catalysts they need or scale-up existing ones. Ultimately this streamlines the customer’s process development journey and removes unnecessary delays and bottlenecks.”

Operator at reactor system InCatT B.V.