Snapdragon Chemistry Highlighted in PharmTech’s April Cover Story
Waltham, MA – April 9, 2021 – Snapdragon Chemistry has been highlighted in PharmTech’s April Cover Story on advanced manufacturing technologies.
See below for Snapdragon’s inclusion in the article:
“Continuous flow chemistry is one of the intensified, agile technologies showing promise, with some good manufacturing practice (GMP) lines running commercially and other novel processes in development.”
“Snapdragon Chemistry, a 2014 spinoff from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) based in Waltham, Mass., has developed flow-based API manufacturing processes. In mid-2020 the process development company doubled its R&D capacity and opened a lab to produce gram to kilogram-scale APIs and demonstrate its continuous flow manufacturing technology at pilot scale. The company began construction in January 2021 of a GMP drug substance manufacturing facility, which it plans to commission in November 2021. The facility would be set up for commercial production of APIs using processes designed by Snapdragon.”
“In a collaboration with BARDA that began in June 2020, the company developed a synthetic continuous manufacturing route for ribonucleotide triphosphates, which are a raw material for mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines. Snapdragon is initiating discussions with prospective users, and the materials could be produced in the new commercial facility, says Matt Bio, CEO of Snapdragon.”
“In a separate project launched in February 2021, Snapdragon is using a $1.5 million DARPA grant to extend its technology to enable efficient US-based production of chemicals used in pharmaceutical production. “We’ve identified a set of chemical building blocks that can be produced on the same process-equipment setup using only programming changes, and we are developing a continuous manufacturing platform with next-generation automation to accomplish this goal,” explains Bio. The platform is currently in the R&D stage, and Bio anticipates that it could be commercialized within two years.”
About Snapdragon Chemistry
Snapdragon Chemistry specializes in active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) batch and continuous flow process development, utilizing state-of-the-art automation technology and proprietary equipment to solve complex process and analytical development challenges. With R&D and manufacturing headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, Snapdragon’s 70+ employees come with strong ties to the local scientific community, with 31 PhD scientists on staff. For more information, please contact email@example.com.