RICT 2018

Interfacing Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery

54th International Conference on Medicinal Chemistry
54èmes Rencontres Internationales de Chimie Thérapeutique

 Strasbourg, France    July 4-6, 2018

abcr GmbH

abcr. Gute Chemie. Our service makes the difference.

abcr is your complete service provider for the sale, production, research and development of organic, inorganic and organometallic special chemicals - choose and order from 300,000 products in our online catalogue & web shop. Need a synthetic product? No problem. Our R&D team will synthesize on your behalf - competent and one of a kind.

Gute Chemie – created in Germany & Europe. www.abcr.de

Activate Scientific

Activate Scientific is a European Catalogue supplier of multifunctional building blocks and complex scaffolds specialised in the field of medicinal chemistry drug discovery. 

We are monitoring the latest trends in publications with our catalogue now offering 42.000 novel heterocyclic Synthons, which are readily available from stock through our offices in the UK and Germany.


Ambinter is a global supplier of advanced chemicals for drug discovery applications.

We have more than 20 years of experience. Our database currently holds over 30 million compounds for HTS, building blocks for combinatorial chemistry, as well as a large selection of fragments and natural products. Our strategy is to offer sophisticated and rare chemicals with high significance for biological activities. We also undertake custom synthesis work.

AnalytiCon Discovery

AnalytiCon Discovery offers a complete Natural Product (NP) drug discovery solution, ranging from biomaterial acquisition, extraction, fermentation and screening to computational and medicinal chemistry, delivering NP-libraries with fully elucidated structures.

AnalytiCon’s programs and collections of pure NPs (MEGAboliteÒ) as well as of semisynthetic NP-analogues (NatDiverseÔ) enable HT-screening of NPs.


Asynt was formed in July 2003 with the aim to develop, supply and support new, sustainable and novel products central to the laboratory. Since inception, we have developed the DrySyn range (a clean, safe alternative to oil baths and heating mantles) both reducing costs in purchasing / disposal of oil and a 35% reduction in energy consumption. We also pride ourselves in reducing laboratory water consumption using our air cooled CondenSyn units and highly effective water circulators. Key product lines available include Asynt ReactoMate Lab Reactors, the DrySyn heating and cooling blocks, and tools from Grant, IKA, Julabo, Porvair, Telstar and Vacuubrand amongst others.  With a broad range of scientific equipment and consumables ranging from bench top laboratory scale to pilot plant and beyond both in the chemical and biological sectors.

Bellen Europe

Bellen is a CRO, CDMO and CMO Company, highly specialized in heterocyclic chemistry.

We offer a set of in-house scaffolds, custom synthesis from lab scale to kilo-lab, process R&D and manufacturing services up to several tonnes.

Bellen is already the partner of choice of several Big Pharma worldwide.


The Biologic CD-Lab division covers the design, development and manufacturing of systems dedicated to rapid kinetics and spectroscopy instrumentation. Our Rapid Kinetics instrumentation is mainly based on our third generation of stopped-flow mixers SFM series. It offers ultra-short dead time, small volume operation and modularity so the stopped-flow can be paired with a very large range of detectors. QFM-4000 is the worldwide reference for micro-volume quench-flow applications.


BioSolveIT = Fast, Visual, Easy to Use MedChem software.

This is our mantra for MedChem software in lead optimization and hit finding. Be surprised by rescaffoldings, play with ligands in 3D, visualize ΔG and ΔS effects, see whether your torsions are unusual etc., keep ADME properties in focus - get answers with lightweight software tools that run fast on any chemist's computer.

Oh, and: BioSolveIT's successful Modeling Service Division offers very affordable outsourcing.


Biotage is a global leader in life science technology. With a broad scope of tools for synthesis, work-up, purification, evaporation and analysis, the company provides solutions, knowledge and expertise in the areas of analytical chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and process-development. 

Our focus is on developing technology to speed experimental procedures.


For 75 years BUCHI is a leading solution provider in laboratory technology for R & D, quality control and production worldwide.

We serve a wide range of industries such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food & beverage, feed, environmental analysis and academia.

Cfm Oskar Tropitzsch

Cfm Oskar Tropitzsch GmbH - your GDP-Certified Partner. We supply the product you are looking for.

To achieve these goals we use our excellent know how and worldwide network of qualified experts.


Contract manufacturing of APIs and Excipients
Payloads for ADCs
Phyto Reference Materials
Small Molecules


CLOUP is a family company existing since 1928. At the beginning specialized in the glass blowing, the distribution of laboratory materials and consumables comes quickly add to our offer.

Experience of 90 years helps us to give advices and satisfaction to our customers, offering them a large choice of brands and devices.

Collaborative Drug Discovery

Collaborative Drug Discovery (CDD) provides an intuitive software suite extensively used by creative biologists and chemists working in academic, biotechnology and pharmaceutical settings.  

Their flagship product, CDD Vault, enables researchers to intuitively organize and analyze both biological study data and chemical structures, and to collaborate with partners through a straightforward web-interface.


Use Cresset software to find the best molecules for your project. Discover, design and optimise small molecules with: unrivalled insight into your protein-ligand systems; outstanding visualization and multi-parameter optimisation; biologically relevant searches of millions of compounds.


EDELRIS is a Medchem research & services company, and successfully explores on behalf of clients untapped and biorelevant areas of chemical space.

- Track-proven Hit-to-Lead/Lead optimization

- NP-like compounds for FBLD and HTS (Keymical Fragments™ and Keymical Collections™)

- Edelris Discovery ENgine (EDEN) for virtual screening, and most recently

- DEL by EDELRIS for DNA-encoded libraries.


Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals advance healthcare, open science and improve performance for the benefit of humanity.


The chemistry-driven company active in design and synthesis of novel building blocks and compound libraries. Enamine offers the world’s largest collection of building blocks (574,000) and screening compounds (2,500,000) including 69,500 fragments. Comprehensive services in lead discovery and optimization are available including integrated biomolecular and ADME/Tox screening, all on-site.


Fidelta is your preclinical integrated drug discovery partner.  We offer a full range of in house capabilities including medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, ADME, pharmacokinetics and toxicology (AAALAC and BSL II). We have expertise in inflammation, respiratory, infection, CNS and oncology. Our integrated drug discovery is driven by our determination to deliver efficacious, safe and differentiated preclinical candidates and a strong history with translational science, focusing on patients and disease-relevant test models and systems.


Fluorochem is a refreshingly non-corporate supplier of research chemicals. We offer over 200,000 products; including building blocks, reagents, NMR solvents and silica gel. Our prices are highly competitive and we offer excellent customer service.

Visit our stand, grab some freebies and see what we can do for you!


GalChimia is the leading Spanish company in the field of Organic Synthetic Chemistry. We provide the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical industries with Custom Synthesis, Medicinal Chemistry and Process Development services, through an expert, dedicated team of chemists, keeping close contact at all times and guaranteeing absolute confidentiality at all levels.


Iktos is a start-up company that develops a disruptive artificial intelligence technology for ligand-based de novo drug design focused on MPO (multi parametric optimization). Our innovative algorithm is based on state of the art deep learning models, called generative models, and enables to design new compounds under the constraint of a given blueprint with unprecedented speed, performance and diversity.

Inte:Ligand Software Development & Consulting

Inte:Ligand is the scientific leader in developing modern scientific software solutions with intuitive graphical user interfaces. Scientists worldwide in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, agrochemical, and nutrition industries trust our expert algorithms, software platforms, and research services that support molecule design & discovery, target and toxicity predictions, hit finding, hit-triaging, lead-optimization, and de-risking candidate molecules.


Mercachem is a member of MercachemSyncom with 300 employees. We specialize in chemistry support for drug-discovery projects from hit finding to API production. Our strength lies in our problem-solving capabilities. With the cumulative brain power of 250 chemists, combined with our transparent culture and professional mind, MercachemSyncom is often regarded as one of the most reliable chemistry partners in the industry.

Our services are Discovery Chemistry, Library Design and Synthesis, Medicinal Chemistry, Process Research, Scale-Up Synthesis, and GMP API Production.


Interchim is a French multinational company dedicated to Sciences with its own Research & Development Laboratories and has a leading position in the market of Purification by Liquid Chromatography. Interchim manufacture Instruments & Consumables for Research & Industry. Interchim released its Best-In-Class Generation-5 of puriFlash® Instruments for Flash, prep-LC Purification.


Merck Life Science, 19,000 employees operating in 66 countries, is a leading company dedicated to solving the toughest problems in life science by collaborating with the global scientific community.

Our organic chemicals, catalysts, polymers, biochemical, kits and services are used in scientific research including medicinal chemistry, genomic & proteomic, diagnostics and high technology manufacturing.

Iris Biotech

Iris Biotech specializes in reagents for Drug Discovery, Drug Delivery and Diagnostic. We have specific know-how and production capabilities to manufacture and supply products from following areas:

Starting materials for Peptide Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry
Reagents for Pegylation. ADC Linkers
Reagents for Life Science Research
Maillard Reagents
Custom synthesis 


NovAliX is a drug discovery-focused CRO with several unique technologies. It is highly proficient in chemistry and biophysics. The company has set up one of the world’s most comprehensive biophysics platforms. Our commitment and reliability are much appreciated by a worldwide client base.


Optibrium provides software for drug design, optimisation and data analysis. It’s lead product, StarDrop, is a comprehensive suite of integrated software with a highly visual and user-friendly interface. StarDrop enables a seamless flow from the latest data through to predictive modelling and decision-making regarding the next round of synthesis and research, improving the speed, efficiency, and productivity of discovery.


Pepscan is a premium service provider for Life Sciences. As the inventor of combinatorial peptide libraries, the Pepscan-team is expert in providing custom peptide and B- and T-cell epitope mapping services. Pepscan’s proprietary CLIPS technology helps to rebuilt functional protein surfaces 3D-structured peptides, recently also available in phage-display library format.

Prestwick Chemical

Prestwick Chemical is a premium provider of medicinal chemistry services:  Hit discovery, Hit validation and Hit to lead & Lead optimisation up to PCC selection, and offers a portfolio of smart screening libraries.

Prestwick’s team of well-trained medicinal chemists develops innovative strategies tailored to clients’ needs. They are supported by state-of-art computational ligand design, and take into account ADME/Tox and selectivity issues.

Provepharm Life Solutions

We are a unique Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences company expert in small molecules and peptides chemistry. We add value to our clients’ preclinical and clinical projects at every step from research through development to market. For all our collaborations, our strength is to act as our clients’ labs.

Sai Life Sciences

Sai Life Sciences is a CRO/CMO providing integrated or standalone drug discovery, CMC development, cGMP commercial scale manufacturing services to startup, biotech & pharma companies since 1999.

Our Discovery services include:

- Synthetic & Medicinal Chemistry
- Biology
- Preclinical toxicology
- Rapid Scale Up (Discovery & Early Stage)


Schrödinger is the scientific leader in computational chemistry, providing software solutions and services for life science and materials science research, as well as enterprise-level software platforms. Schrödinger is committed to unparalleled product development and support. Founded in 1990, Schrödinger has operations within the US and in Europe, India, and Japan.


SiliCycle® Inc. is a fine chemistry company specialized in the development, the manufacturing and the commercialization of silica gel products for the chromatography, organic chemistry and pharmaceutical industries. SiliCycle is also a leading service provider and we are devoted to extend your R&D to make your project a success.


SpiroChem AG is a Swiss Innovation CRO. We are the world leaders on bioisosteric switch concepts. With a unique repertoire of building blocks, fragment based libraries and cutting-edge know-how in drug design & process chemistry, we are the ideal collaboration partner to outsource your custom synthesis and your Drug Discovery programs.

Tocris (Bio-Techne)

Tocris Bioscience is the leading supplier of high performance small molecules and peptides for life science and chemical biology research. Our innovative portfolio of over 4,000 products includes unique compound libraries, PROTACs plus building blocks for PROTAC development, as well as GPCR ligands, enzyme inhibitors, ion channel modulators and fluorescent imaging agents.