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Carbohydrate Synthesis by Dextra


  • Situated in state of the art laboratories based in the Science and Technology Centre at the University of Reading Dextra is the leading provider of carbohydrate synthesis services. They have provided world leading innovative synthetic solutions to the total synthesis of challenging complex chiral molecules, frequently reducing the number of synthetic steps required to achieve the target compound. From a few milligrams to multi kilogram scale their chemists offer unparalleled expertise in oligosaccharide and chiral chemistry.

Their core technologies include:

  • Route design
  • Excellence in process development, optimization and scale-up
  • Process validation
  • Effective multi-step synthesis
  • Technology transfer

Specialist manufacturing capabilities in:

  • Sugar – protein/solid support conjugation chemistry
  • Oxidation reactions
  • Lactones
  • Imino sugars
  • Unnatural L-sugars
  • Oligosaccharides
  • For more information please contact our technical service (Phone: 0551 707 2270, E-mail: