enhancing the workflow of chemistry
It is essential for medicinal chemists to have easy access to analytical instrumentation for reaction monitoring and product analysis. Ideally instruments need to be in close proximity to chemists’ work areas, however, high capital cost and maintenance overheads associated with such instrumentation makes it unfeasible to support instruments such as LC-MS in
every medicinal chemistry lab. In 2009, the Horsham Sector of Novartis Global Discovery Chemistry initiated a project with TTP Labtech to develop a system to automate sample analysis, connecting remote medicinal chemistry labs to instruments in a central analytical chemistry laboratory.