A world-renowned expert in flow chemistry, methodology development, and organic synthesis, Tim Jamison founded Snapdragon Chemistry with a vision to enhance the entire drug discovery >> development >> manufacturing value chain through flow chemistry. With a career spanning over 15 years as a Professor of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), including as Department Head of Chemistry, Tim has advanced the organic chemistry field with over 125 academic publications. Tim is also a key scientific leader in the Novartis-MIT Center for Continuous Manufacturing, where he makes fundamental contributions to the initiative with his expertise in flow chemistry. In addition, he has worked with numerous pharmaceutical companies to solve some of their most difficult chemistry challenges that arise in their drug discovery/development efforts.
Aaron B. Beeler, PhD
Co-Founder and Synthetic Technologies Advisor
Aaron Beeler is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Boston University and, prior to that, was Associate Director of the Center for Chemical Methodology and Library Development at Boston University. Aaron has authored 31 publications and has 2 patents. In addition, he has made fundamental contributions to flow chemistry and medicinal chemistry and shares in the same vision as Tim of transforming drug discovery/development through flow chemistry. Aaron’s research has contributed considerably to the development of unique reactor designs in flow chemistry and has enabled, among other things, photochemistry to create unique building blocks that greatly expand the medicinal chemists’ toolkit for discovering more effective medicines.
Christopher J. Welch, PhD
Christopher J. Welch is Chief Scientific Officer for Welch Innovation, LLC, an independent research and consulting firm located in Cranbury, NJ USA. Dr. Welch has worked in a variety of fields within the chemical industry, including discovery synthesis of agrochemicals (Velsicol-Sandoz), development of reagents for improved immunodiagnostic assays (Abbott Laboratories), development and commercialization of chromatographic stationary phases, reagents and enantioselective catalysts within a small chemical business environment (Regis Technologies) and the invention and application of new purification, analysis and high throughput experimentation technologies for pharmaceutical process research (Merck & Co.). Dr. Welch has authored more than 250 scientific publications and patents. He is co-founder of the journal, Enantiomer, a member of the editorial advisory board for the journals, Chirality, Journal of the Korean Chemical Society, Chemistry World and ACS Central Science. He has received honors and awards including the NJCG Award for Excellence in Chromatography, the PACS Activated Carbon Hall of Fame award, Merck Research Laboratories Presidents Award for Environmental Achievement, Microsoft Life Science Innovation Award, Fellow of the American Chemical Society, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Chirality Medal, the University of Nebraska Chemistry Industrial Award and the EAS Award for Outstanding Achievement in Separation Science.
Stephen L. Buchwald, PhD
Steve Buchwald is the Camille Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is an expert in new chemical reaction methodology/development. His academic career has spanned over thirty years, during which he has co-authored over 420 academic publications and has 44 issued patents. His numerous honors and awards include the 2013 Arthur C. Cope Award from the American Chemical Society, the 2014 Linus Pauling Medal Award, and the 2014 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences (awarded in 2015). He was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2000 and as a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 2008. Professor Buchwald also serves as a scientific consultant to many companies and is an associate editor of Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis.
Andrea Adamo, PhD
Andrea Adamo is the CEO of Zaiput Flow Technologies — a leading continuous flow equipment design/manufacturing firm — and an entrepreneur with extensive experience in the development of innovative engineering solutions. Dr. Adamo holds a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Palermo, Italy and a Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics from the University Federico II of Naples, Italy, in addition to a Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He was also awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. After completing his graduate studies, Dr. Adamo joined the laboratory of Professor Klavs Jensen, in MIT’s Chemical Engineering Department. He worked in the Jensen Group first as a post-doctoral associate and then as a research associate. In these positions, Dr. Adamo gained extensive experience in the design and manufacturing of innovative microfluidic and millifluidic systems.
Recent News and Publications
Matthew M. Bio, Snapdragon’s CEO, sees flow and other advanced processing technologies as a true boost to repatriating production all along the supply chain
Matt Bio, CEO of Snapdragon Chemistry, interviewed in the June 29th issue of C&EN
BARDA, Snapdragon Chemistry INC., will collaborate to quickly develop an innovative and scalable continuous manufacturing platform for ribonucleotide triphosphates, a critical component for mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines.
Deployable, Domestic Manufacturing Technology for COVID-19 vaccine component
The new lab has been customized to integrate seamlessly with our integral LabOS platform and accommodate complex reactor systems with ease. Expansion into the brand-new offices and lab space will more than double Snapdragon's capacity to serve our ever-growing list of premier customers.
Construction of State-of-the-Art New Laboratory Space Has Been Completed!
A free recording to a webinar given by Dr. Matthew Bio, Ph.D has become available via Scientific Update. Snapdragon has developed a CM lab development platform that accurately models production-scale systems enabling right-first-time scale-up. Slides are also available via the link below.
Mighty Machines | Efficient Chemical Manufacturing Enabled by Continuous Technology
A recent collaboration between Snapdragon Chemistry, MIT's Jamison group, and Compact Membrane Systems yielded a continuous membrane RCM reactor that expels ethylene by-product via selective permeation.
A Scalable Membrane Pervaporation Approach for Continuous Flow Olefin Metathesis
Snapdragon Chemistry believes in giving back to the community. During this difficult time, with donations dropping at National Public Radio (WBUR, Boston), we are proud to be sponsoring the news that New England has come to rely on.
Snapdragon Chemistry Sponsors National Public Radio Starting May 4, 2020
On Tuesday, May 12th tune into Scientific Update's virtual conference on flow chemistry and continuous processing for a talk from Snapdragon's CEO Dr. Matthew Bio alongside Dr. Hannah Murnen from Compact Membrane systems.