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HomeACQUISITIONS & MERGERSX-Chem Acquires ComInnex

X-Chem Acquires ComInnex

Extending Functional and Global Leadership in Small Molecule Drug Discovery

X-Chem, the pioneer of DNA-encoded library (DEL) technology and recognized leader in generating actionable results to drive small molecule drug discovery, today announced the acquisition of ComInnex, a leading European provider of synthetic chemistry services and novel chemical technologies to support early-stage drug discovery.

With demand for high-quality discovery services increasing across the world, this complementary pairing of a North American leader in DEL and medicinal chemistry with a European leader in synthetic chemistry and custom DEL services delivers the capacity, footprint and expertise to better serve the demands of customers in a global market.

“As a united company, with an increased global presence, we are positioned to meet the increasing demand for innovative chemistry solutions and high-quality discovery services worldwide,” noted Matt Clark, Ph.D., CEO of X-Chem. “The acquisition of ComInnex further extends X-Chem’s expertise and scale of DEL services to help biopharma clients of any size efficiently unlock exponential possibilities in small molecule drug discovery.”

“Combining X-Chem, the world leader and pioneer of high-quality DEL technology, and ComInnex, a leader in the most important trends and novel approaches in early-stage drug discovery chemistry, will yield a powerhouse partner for innovative drug discovery solutions,” commented Alex Drijver, CEO of ComInnex.

ComInnex’s technology expertise in flow chemistry, photochemistry and software development will expand X-Chem’s capabilities supporting the creation and delivery of innovative services for drug developers on a global scale.