Buoyant Order Book Spurs Recruitment Drive at Syrris
Since the launch of the FRX and atlas in late 2006, Syrris has delivered systems to major pharma companies and academic institutions throughout Europe and the US.
Commenting on the news Syrris’s Commercial Director, Richard Gray said “We are extremely pleased with the interest in these products so far. I think the key to their success has been their flexibility and simplicity. They are designed to accommodate a broad spectrum of applications and needs within the chemistry laboratory, and can be scaled up as requirements change. The systems overcome present day challenges such as process repeatability and laboratory efficiency, whilst remaining incredibly easy to use.”
Both the FRX and atlas are modular, allowing chemists to select the system that best suits their individual needs. The FRX is a flow chemistry system available in four models, covering a range of functionalities. Reactions occur under laminar flow conditions, improving reaction speed, optimisation and control, but additionally the FRX allows both solid- and solution-phase chemistry to be performed. The atlas system was developed as a highly modular multipurpose synthesis tool. Cost-effective and easy to use, the atlas offers an automated solution for a variety of applications including heating, stirring, cooling and automated reagent addition. Additionally, the atlas can be used as a stand-alone unit, connected in parallel or with PC control.
With medicinal chemists increasingly moving to Syrris’s new modular chemistry systems, Syrris is doubling its current sales force and is also appointing distributors to cover India (Nuilab Equipment Company), Japan (Hansen & Company), Italy (Stepbio) and Australia (John Morris).
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Established in 2001, Syrris Limited is one of the fastest growing science SMEs in the UK employing 20 scientists at its facility in Royston (near Cambridge). Founders Mark Gilligan and Richard Gray come from a background of developing automation products for chemists at companies such as The Technology Partnership (TTP) and Mettler Toledo Automated Chemistry.
Syrris specialise in flow reactors for R&D chemists, including FRX: a low cost flow chemistry system and AFRICA (Automated Flow Reaction Incubation and Control Apparatus): a modular system for library synthesis, aqueous work-up and reaction optimization that will ultimately reduce the time taken to develop, synthesize, screen and review a chemical entity, thus vastly speeding up the drug discovery process.
Syrris also develops more general productivity tools for chemists such as the Lara Controlled Lab Reactor system and the Coflux Calorimeter. Syrris has additionally recently launched the new atlas automated chemistry system.
In recognition of its technological achievements, Syrris has been awarded a prestigious UK DTI SMART Exceptional Grant. Syrris has also won a significant DTi MNT (Micro and Nano Technology) award which is being used to establish a new subsidiary called The Dolomite Centre Ltd. This new company is focused on design and fabrication of Microfluidic devices for a wide range of applications.