Volume 93 Issue 40 | p. 27
Issue Date: October 12, 2015

Continuous Flow Expert
 Snapdragon Takes Root

Academic spin off in Boston wants to change how drugs are made
Department: Business
Keywords: Snapdragon, continuous-flow chemistry, flow chemistry

People have recognized the promise of continuous manufacturing processes ever since Henry Ford’s auto assembly line kicked into action. Even so, pharmaceuticals are still made in batches. Proponents of continuous-flow chemistry have argued for years that assembling these molecules is not all that different from making Model Ts. With continuous flow, they say, drugs can be put together more efficiently, more safely, and with a smaller footprint.

“Nearly every major manufacturing industry, with the exception . . .

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