Dipharma Francis S.r.l. completes acquisition of Kalexsyn, Inc.

Milan, Italy – Dipharma Francis S.r.l., (Dipharma), a leading European manufacturer of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, is pleased to communicate that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Kalexsyn, Inc. (Kalexsyn), a world-class Contract Research Organization (CRO) providing chemistry services to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. Pursuant to an agreement dated March 19, 2018, Dipharma has acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of Kalexsyn through its American subsidiary Dipharma, Inc. Kalexsyn, based in Kalamazoo, Michigan (USA), was founded in 2003 and provides chemistry services that support the drug discovery and development activities of their customers.

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Ernst &Young Entrepreneurs

Kalexsyn Inc. co-founders David Zimmermann and Robert Gadwood, Ph.D. have been named Entrepreneurs of the Year by Ernst & Young. Zimmermann and Gadwood, who formed Kalexsyn in 2003, received the award in the technology category for the Michigan and Northwest Ohio region. Read more
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CAS and Kalexsyn agree to a multi-year contract to offer unlimited SciFinder® access to researchers
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), the world’s authority for chemical information, announced today a three-year agreement for SciFinder®, the choice for chemistry research, with Kalexsyn, a Contract Research Organization (CRO) uniquely positioned to address the needs of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology communities.
Scientist-turned-entrepreneur Bob Gadwood of Kalexsyn is the next speaker in the WMU Entrepreneurship Forum series
Entrepreneurship was probably not the top thing on the minds of Kalamazoo-based scientists after Pfizer Inc. completed its buy-out of Pharmacia Corp. in 2003 and started to eliminate a lot of the research work done here. But Bob Gadwood was among several Pharmacia/Pfizer scientists who enjoyed the work they did here, enjoyed living here and decided to take their skill sets and become entrepreneurs.