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European firms Carbosynth and Biosynth merge

by Alex Scott
May 25, 2019 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 97, ISSUE 21

 

Biosynth, a Swiss biochemical maker, has acquired the British carbohydrate, nucleoside, and biochemical producer Carbosynth. With more than $50 million in annual sales, the combined firm will seek to be a leader in carbohydrate and nucleoside chemistry. Founded in 2006 by chemist Vanessa Eastwick-Field, Carbosynth has a catalog of about 150,000 substances. Biosynth was founded in 1966 by Hans Spitz, father of current president Urs Spitz.

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