Snapdragon Chemistry solves the most complex and challenging chemistry problems of pharmaceutical, chemical, animal care, and material science companies around the globe.  If you can dream it, we can develop it.


Our state-of-the-art laboratories, software/devices, and the industry’s brightest chemists and engineers enable us to “crack the code” on chemical development in a way that others can’t. We don’t rest until your molecules are thoroughly characterized and repeatable, reliable processes are developed, and production is demonstrated.

Founded in 2014, we focus on developing practical manufacturing solutions for challenging chemical transformations to enable us to discover, develop, and implement scalable synthetic processes for our clients.


Our clients include Fortune 100 companies as well as numerous leading-edge startup companies. Our clients seek innovative, timely, productive, cost-effective, and robust solutions for their discovery and manufacturing needs.


We apply proprietary chemical and engineering techniques which enable us to solve your most challenging chemical development processes.  We employ an array of in-line and at-line PAT technologies for real-time monitoring and control. Process demonstration on gram or kilogram scale is followed by seamless pilot-scale GMP-capable production.



To help our clients harness the significant, lasting advantages of continuous flow technology and autonomous reaction platforms to transform their entire discovery, development & manufacturing value chain.

We believe that developing and implementing autonomous reaction development and optimization platforms based on continuous flow technology has transformed chemical process research and development.  These tools impact discovery and manufacturing paradigms across a variety of industries where organic chemistry is central to product realization. Those that can harness flow technology while applying artificial intelligence and machine learning early will have a decisive, lasting advantage over competitors as the technology enables important productivity, efficiency, and speed enhancements. 




Our primary focus is to support you in overcoming challenges and successfully achieving your objectives. Providing excellent client service and building a lasting partnership with you underpin everything that we do.


We believe that scientific innovation is paramount to delivering best-in-class products and services to our clients. We have created an unparalleled network of academic and industry experts that enables our offerings to remain at the forefront of process development technology.


Our employees are not only the best and brightest scientists but also exceptional people. As our most valuable resource, they provide outstanding services and products. Our entrepreneurial culture and emphasis on scientific distinction attracts like-minded scientists who seek to tackle and resolve the most complex and challenging problems.


Our leadership team and advisory board are comprised of preeminent scientists and experienced thought leaders who are passionate about helping you drive results, unlock potential, and maximize value by taking full advantage of continuous flow technology.


Collectively, our team has advised many leading pharmaceutical companies and chemical manufacturers on their most important chemistry challenges.


Matthew M. Bio, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Bio brings substantial experience in process development to Snapdragon Chemistry and is driven by a passion for developing new technologies in organic synthesis; enabling safer, more efficient processes; and providing access to new chemical architectures. Matthew earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Columbia University and went on to work as a process development chemist at Merck Research Laboratories. In 2006, Matthew moved to Amgen, where he was promoted to Director of Process Development and led the development of both batch and continuous processes for clinical candidates. Throughout his career, Matthew has been involved in the development of more than 50 clinical candidates, the launch of three new drugs to the market, and is author or inventor on numerous regulatory filings and more than 30 peer-reviewed publications and patents. 

Eric Fang, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer

Eric Fang drives a rigorous and fundamental approach to chemical process development at Snapdragon Chemistry.  As Chief Scientific Officer, Eric oversees all projects and guides solution delivery by building a deep understanding of all projects through kinetic and thermodynamic analyses.  Eric completed his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at the University of Toronto under the direction of Professor Mark Lautens.  Subsequently, Eric worked with Professor Eric Jacobsen as an NSERC postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University where he focused on asymmetric catalysis and natural product synthesis.  He began his industrial career at Amgen in Small Molecule Process and Product Development.  He quickly rose in levels of responsibility while developing elegant synthetic routes and bring new process technologies to many complex molecules in Amgen's pipeline.  Eric is passionate about the tremendous power and opportunity Snapdragon's core technology brings to the development and application of continuous synthetic routes to complex molecules.

Rick Lifsitz

Chief Operating Officer

Rick is responsible for all financial, operational and product management initiatives at Snapdragon Chemistry. He has over 25 years of technology, healthcare, startup, and strategy consulting experience. He began his post-graduate career working for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in the high-technology and healthcare strategy groups. He has been a co-founder or early team member in five companies that have had a game-changing effect in their respective industries. Rick was also a Vice President at Precision Advisors where he led 50+ strategy projects at the intersection of technology and the pharmaceutical/life science industries. He holds an MBA from The Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan. Rick has two issued patents in hyperspectral imaging. 

David Ford, Ph.D.

Director of Chemistry

David is a Director of Chemistry at Snapdragon Chemistry. In this role, he provides guidance for process development projects as well as the design and build of reactor systems. David performed his graduate studies with Professor Eric Jacobsen at Harvard University. The theme of his thesis research was using physical-organic chemistry techniques to elucidate mechanistic details of catalytic reactions. He began his industrial career at Nalas Engineering Services, where he focused on using continuous reactor designs and data-rich experimentation to enable safe and consistent scale-up of chemical processes. In 2017, David moved to Snapdragon Chemistry, where he has honed his experience in continuous process development while also building experience developing software and hardware for automation and control from the lab to the plant. 

Kevin Nagy, Ph.D., PMP

Director of Engineering

Kevin is the Director of Engineering at Snapdragon Chemistry and brings extensive experience in process design, process development, scale-up, technology transfer, and project management to Snapdragon.  Prior to joining Snapdragon in 2020, he spent eight years at DuPont developing renewable polysaccharide and polyester materials at lab, pilot, and multi-ton scales and holds several patents in this space.  Kevin earned both a Master’s and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from MIT, where he developed continuous flow process technology as part of the Novartis-MIT Center for Continuous Manufacturing. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Georgia Tech. 




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