Dextra was founded in 1989 in Reading (UK) to provide carbohydrate synthesis and analytical services to the scientific research community. Since then, the company has gained a world-wide reputation for the supply of rare sugars, oligosaccharides and chiral molecules for medical research, diagnostics and pharmaceutical applications. Dextra has successfully achieved ISO9001:2008 registration for its activities.
We aim to provide a comprehensive service in the synthesis, analysis and manufacture of carbohydrates. We are happy to respond to enquiries in all aspects of carbohydrate chemistry. With over 1000 complex sugars available, we are the most comprehensive source of products for exploiting the complexity and diversity of glycobiology.
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. We 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 our chemists offer unparalled expertise in oligosaccharide and chiral chemistry.
Our core technologies include:
• Route design
• Excellence in process development, optimisation and scale-up
• Process validation
• Effective multi-step synthesis
• Technology transfer
Specialist manufacturing capabilities in:
• sugar – protein/solid support conjugation chemistry
• oxidation reactions
• imino sugars
• unnatural L-sugars
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