Each year Chemical & Engineering News looks back in their "Research of the Year" article highlighting some notable advances in research for the year coming to a close . This year two of our collaborations were discussed in the section of the article: Flow Chemistry Advanced in Industry. The first was our collaboration with Pfizer in which we developed and demonstrated a scalable route employing allenyllithium to prepare a chiral homopropargyl amino alcohol. This exciting work blazed a trail for us to apply our expertise in developing and scaling continuous and robust transmetallation reactions which we did for many clients in 2017.
C&EN also noted the collaboration we announced with Johnson Matthey Pharma Services to develop and scale continuous processes. As 2018 begins we are excited to be on the precipice of executing kilogram quantity production runs of chemistry developed at our labs within Johnson Matthey's outstanding facilities in conjunction with their superb technical and facilities staff.