Drug Development Faster Upscale Processes in Drug Development

Editor: Dominik Stephan

To make laboratory drug development processes faster, easier to up-scale and more cost efficient is the aim of a recent cooperation by British Uniqsis and Wave Craft of Sweden. Company speakers expect a huge benefit from the combination of Uniqsis' flow chemistry know-how with Wave Crafts proven microwave processes.

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Combining flow chemistry and microwave processing – a new option for upscale processes during drug development? (Picture: Uniqsis)
Combining flow chemistry and microwave processing – a new option for upscale processes during drug development? (Picture: Uniqsis)

Cambirdge/United Kingdom; Uppsalla/Sweden – Improved upscale processes, increased efficiency and reduced energy consumption: A co-operation of Uniqsis (UK) and Swedish Wave Craft want to develop a range of microwave-based flow chemistry systems that shall improve synthesis processes during drug development. With the help of proven liquid handling technology from Uniqsis and Wave Craft's microwave applicator technology and reactor design, the firms want to join forces in the field of flow chemistry.

Widely Adopted Staples Combined For The First Time

Paul Pergande, MD of Uniqsis, comments: “The Wave Craft team is pre-eminent in the field of microwave technology and we believe that their new technology shows exceptional promise. We are very excited to be working with them on this novel approach to microwave-based synthesis which offers real benefits to customers.”

Flow chemistry and microwave systems have become widely adopted laboratory staples. Wave Craft’s technology uses a novel applicator and a proprietary microwave generator based on mobile phone technology to apply microwave energy and accelerate chemical reactions, combining flow chemistry with microwave heating.

Process Optimisation During Operations

With the possibility to easily change power and frequency, an ongoing process optimisation is possible during operations, the company states. Scale up processes are therefore easy and without the need the re-optimise reaction conditions.

Jon-Sverre Schanche, CEO of Wave Craft, adds, “We are extremely pleased that the potential of our technology has been recognised by a company well-established in the field of flow synthesis. Working together will give both companies a great opportunity to offer customers solutions that significantly increase productivity”