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Rubrics : auxiliary units / sample conditioning - service provider
New and novel products and services central to the laboratory
- CondenSyn Air Condensors - high pressure reactors - circulation and temperature control systems - evaporation and sample preparation a.s.o.




Asynt's Bespoke Lab Vessels Facilitate API Development and Manufacture: A Case Study with Almac Sciences

This case study showcases the successful partnership between the two companies, highlighting the benefits of utilizing Asynt's lab vessels to streamline Almac Sciences' scale-up process.
Almac Sciences, a member of the Almac Group, has established itself as a trusted provider of integrated services for the development of advanced intermediates and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API).


Asynt launch sustainable benchtop synthesis tool for batch reactions from 50 mL to 500 mL

Ideal for synthetic chemistry research, the DrySyn Prodigy works seamlessly with any laboratory magnetic stirring hotplate with its unique adjustable and removable feet. It also comes with heat and chemical-resistant handles for optimum user-safety

Game changing SmartChemistry® technology utilises clean heating system to unlock the power of quality data in the lab
This single platform allows reaction data to be compiled from multiple data sources to provide a cleansed, harmonised, and categorised repository for the exploitation of reaction data through Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), search tools and Machine Learning (ML)/Artificial Intelligence (AI)  learning.- December 2022

UK Chemists cut energy consumption in half
Driven by the global energy crisis,and the need to address laboratory waste to help fight climate change, the Central Teaching Laboratories chose to invest in Asynt DrySyn heating blocks and CondenSyn waterless condensers.- December 2022

Sustainable Extraction Technology Essential for Green Beauty Innovation
Asynt reports how sustainable cosmetics innovator – Keracol Ltd (Leeds, UK) is using its DrySyn heating blocks and CondenSyn air condensers in the development and scale-up of their award-winning Dr Craft Mandarin green beauty product range - November 2022

Breakthrough technology for photochemistry
The LightSyn Lighthouse uses new technology to channel light through a quartz rod directly into the reaction medium, maximising power intensity while keeping photon flux even throughout. Using this system, the number of photons lost over distance is significantly reduced- September 2022

Speeding up development of a hypoallergenic haircare formulation
To tackle common scalp issues encountered by patients, a tricology clinic had been developing scalp therapy products in collaboration with formulation laboratories and manufacturers - August 2022

California University Lab Moves to Reduce Water Usage
Due to ongoing water shortages, California water officials recently had no alternative but to impose new drought rules throughout the state to discourage wasteful water practices - April 2022

Parallel Photoreactor Offers Easy Interchangeable Wavelength Excitation
The LightSyn Illumin8 allows chemists to run up to 8 photochemical reactions in parallel using low-cost 8 mL tubes. Compact in size, this affordable yet high performance photoreactor offers up to eight interchangeable modules of eight UV or coloured LEDs with safety interlocks to ensure light-tight photochemical reactions - March 2022

Multi-position Reactor Kit for Low Temperature Chemistry
The ability to cool and stir up to 3 round bottom flasks (25 mL, 50 mL, or 100 mL) in parallel, and to hold constant sub-ambient temperatures for long periods of time, makes the DrySyn SnowStorm MULTI Starter Kit a highly attractive tool - March 2022

UK scientists apply pressure to develop sustainable and affordable catalysis for production of biorenewable chemicals
The MultiCell-PLUS High-Pressure Reactor is part of their program of ongoing research to create a new environmentally friendly generation of catalysts for production of biorenewable chemicals.- February 2022

Easy Vessel Switching for Scalable Flow Chemistry System
To enhance the speed and ease of switching reaction vessels feeding their Coflore® flow chemistry systems - December 2021

High Productivity Photochemical Flow Synthesis
In contrast to many tubular or plate-based flow chemistry systems, the Asynt fReactor with Photo Flow modules is especially well-suited to handling multiphasic solid-liquid and gas-liquid photochemical reactions.- November 2021

Glass reactor accessories minimise downtime for vessel changeover
Offering the flexibility to work with glass reactors from different manufacturers, the new ReactoMate Quick-release Couplings allow you to securely attach or detach flexible hosing to your DN or KF glassware in just seconds – with or without tools -- November 2021

Application Optimised Glass Laboratory Reactors
A contract research organisation, specialising in the synthesis of photosensitive molecules, tasked Asynt to design a 1-litre glass laboratory reactor to minimise light degradation of their high value molecules during reaction.- November 2021

Sustainable High Efficiency Hydrogenation Biocatalysis
DrySyn OCTO reaction station from Asynt to help develop a next generation biocatalyst system that enables cleaner, safer, and more efficient chemical manufacture - September 2021

Compact 4-Position High Pressure Benchtop
A new synthetic tool for scientists seeking the convenience of routine parallel pressure chemistry in a compact footprint - Designed and manufactured in the UK, the robust Quadracell reactor is simple to set up and to operate, with heating and agitation provided by a standard magnetic hotplate stirrer and magnetic flea - August 2021

Unlocking Photochemistry in Flow
The fReactor platform offers chemists an affordable entry point into the world of Flow Chemistry.  Integrating the efficiency of pipe-flow processing with the advanced mixing of 5 Continuous Stirred Tank Reactors (CSTR) - July 2021

Devastating Water Leak Drives Move to Improve Sustainability
The Maulide Group at the University of Vienna (Austria) describe how a devastating water leak in a nearby chemistry laboratory prompted them to search for alternative, water-free, options to Liebig condensers for refluxing.- June 2021

Photosynthesis of Chiral Building Blocks for Drug Discovery
A new white paper, written by scientists at Liverpool ChiroChem (LCC), describes how the Asynt Illumin8 parallel photoreactor is being used to synthesise a range of new 2-Aryl N-Heterocyclest hat play their part in small molecule drug discovery - May 2021

Colloidal Nanoparticles Advance Frontiers of Synthetic Chemistry
The unique properties of nanomaterials mean that potential applications extend from use in smart drug delivery systems through to new catalysts and helping to deliver greater efficiency in solar cells - May 2021

Advanced Catalysts for Biomass Transformation
The high pressure reactors supplied by Asynt enable a considerable shortening of the trial-and-error phase necessary to design our new catalyst formulations. Using these reactors, we can perform several tests per day and study the kinetics of the reactions. .- April 2021

Reproducible Small Scale Reaction Chemistry at Low Temperatures
The device offers a versatile, stand-alone solution to low temperature synthetic chemistry without the drawbacks of traditional reaction cooling using dry ice / solvent baths. - March 2021

Small Scale Photoreactor for Screening Experiments
DrySyn Illumin8 gibt den Benutzern die Möglichkeit, gleichzeitig bis zu 8 photochemische Parallel-Reaktionen in Borosilikat-Präzisionsrohren mit einem Fassungsvermögen von bis zu 6ml durchzuführen - January 2021

Speeding Up the Development of High Performance Polymers
Dr Paul Findlay, Chief Technology Officer at Polymer Mimetics said "Since the 1950's less than 10% of the billions of tons of plastic produced worldwide has been recycled – the rest has been sent to landfill or left in the natural environment. Using our new polymerisation technology, we can produce novel polymers to address some of the issues associated with non-degradable materials currently utilized in the personal care, coatings, composites and specialty adhesives markets”.- January 2021

Temperature Controlled Reactors Enable Efficient Scale-Up of Novel Agrochemicals
Vicky Jackson of Globachem Discovery commented "As Operating Officer of the business it was important for me to identify a solution for efficient reaction scale up bridging the gap between small-scale synthesis and production of potential manufacturing routes for further product development. This capability would bring added value to the Globachem business" - December 2020

Flexible Device for Screening Chemical Reactions Under High Pressure
With its own unique safety-locking mechanism and robust, adjustable support frame / lifting platform option, the Multicell PLUS high-pressure reactor sets a new benchmark for operator safety, all-round accessibility and ease-of-use - October 2020

Going Waterless - A Major Step Towards Lab Sustainability
The CondenSyn waterless condenser has been widely adopted by the Technicians Sustainability Working Group (TSWG) operating within the Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry Division at Nottingham University (UK) as part of their drive to make teaching and research greener.- September 2020

High Quality 8-Position Parallel Reaction Station
A second-generation version of its popular DrySyn OCTO reaction station that delivers the same outstanding performance, at the same price, with improved features -August 2020

Sub Ambient Synthesis of Novel Gold Organometallic Complexes
the synthesis of novel Gold (Au) organometallic complexes for use by researchers in the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol (UK) achieved using a DrySyn SnowStorm Reactor and DrySyn Splitter Manifold. - August 2020

User-Friendly Support System for Laboratory Scale Reactions
The ReactoMate DATUM  is a high quality, dual-rod stainless steel and aluminium support system built to ensure the stability and safety of your lab reactor.- June 2020

Parallel Reactor Improves Development of Novel Hydrogenation Catalysts
The research activities of the Chianese group focuses on the development of new transition metal complexes for catalysing the hydrogenation of polar compounds. - June 2020

High Pressure Reactor Improves Development of Novel Catalysts
A custom designed Multicell Parallel High-Pressure Reactor from Asynt to conduct reproducible. - May 2020

Green Replacement for Water Cooled Condensers
A typical Chemistry laboratory replacing their standard water condensers with CondenSyn units can expect to see a return on its investment in as little as 6 months. - April 2020

Secure Clamping of Parallel Chemistry
Designed for chemists undertaking parallel syntheses the Asynt DrySyn 3-Position Clamp enables secure clamping of up to three round bottom flasks or condensers to a standard boss head. - April 2020

Laboratory Heating Blocks - Best Practice Guide
An updated 2020 version of its popular best practice guide for safely using laboratory heating blocks.- March 2020

Improved Sustainability for Chemistry Laboratories
Labs seeking to minimise water wastage, are electing to replace Liebig-style water condensers with their CondenSyn waterless air condenser, for both reflux and distillation reactions. - March 2020

Laboratory Scale Kit for Safe Heating of Round Bottom Flasks
Prominent lifting handles ensure moving even hot reaction blocks is easy, fast and safe. Options are available to further expand the use of the DrySyn Scholar base for reactions in 25 mL and 50 mL flasks

New System for High Pressure Reaction Screening
Enabling scientists to undertake up to 10 independently pressurised reactions (up to 100 barg) in parallel.- February 2020

Air Condenser Improves Sustainability for Chemistry Laboratories - The use of an Asynt CondenSyn air condenser negates the need for any recirculating coolant during standard reflux and distillation conditions, saving time, money and water - February 2020

Academic Kit for Safe Heating of Round Bottom - Specifically designed for safety conscious teaching laboratories - the DrySyn Scholar kit enables the heating of single 100 mL and 250 mL round bottom flasks, without the mess or inherent safety hazards of a hot oil bath or heating mantle - January 2020

Novel High Pressure Reactor Array - The Integrity 10 Reaction Station is designed to carry out parallel reactions, each with independent temperature control between 30 °C and +150 °C, making it perfect for Design of Experiments (DoE) testing - December 2019

Sustainable Solutions for Laboratory Heating and Cooling - Enabling laboratories around the world to undertake clean, safe synthetic reactions both individually or in parallel - October 2019

Rapid, Reproducible Cooling of Laboratory Samples - FroSyn - an innovative fluid-free cooling plate enables rapid cooling of  samples in vials or round bottom flasks (up to 500 mL) to below -60 °C - November 2019

Sustainable Solutions for Laboratory Heating and Cooling - Enabling laboratories around the world to undertake clean, safe synthetic reactions both individually or in parallel - October 2019

Spiral Evaporator Streamlines Organic Synthesis - Using the DrySyn Spiral Evaporator enables scientists to concentrate or dry samples directly from any tube or vial in DrySyn reaction vial inserts, up to 4 samples at a time - August 2019

Maintaining Integrity of Thermally Sensitive Biological Assays - The DrySyn ChilliBlock allows you to undertake sensitive biological assays in a temperature-controlled manor - August 2019

Synthetic Chemistry Labs Benefit from Waterless Condense - A new scientific evaluation** of the Condensyn waterless condenser by the Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) - June 2019

Performing Parallel Chemical Reactions  at Over 400°C - The high temperature adapter is a unique product that enables scientists to undertake parallel reactions that require solution temperatures of over 400°C - May 2019

Extremely Flexible Device for High Pressure Parallel Chemistry - A high pressure parallel reactor system with a wide choice of configurations - April 2019

Highly Reproducible & Sustainable Low Temperature Reactions & Studies - Accurate and prolonged temperature control on a DrySyn SnowStorm is regulated by an external thermostatic circulator.- March 2019

Entry Level Flow Reactors for Synthetic Development - The new flow-chemistry platform, the fReactor allows both single and multiphasic reactions - January 2019

Entry Level Academic Reactor Flask Heating System - The new DrySyn UNO Base provides a simple but effective tool for safe heating - Januar 2019

Asynt Technology Aids Quest for Healthy Oceans - The Asynt Liquid Nitrogen Generator system has enabled the Scottish  Institute to efficiently generate and store liquid nitrogen on demand - January 2019

New DrySyn Heating Block Systems - Affordable portfolio of optimised heating block systems to suit a wider range of scales in the laboratory - December 2018

Custom High Pressure Parallel Reactors - For homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, hydrogenation, carbonylation, corrosion testing, parallel synthesis and screening - July 2018




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