Ash Stevens and Kalexsyn Announce Alliance

Kalexsyn Inc. and Ash Stevens Inc., two well-known chemistry service contract research organizations announced the formation of an alliance at this years Informex Conference held in San Francisco from February 13-16, 2007. The alliance is an ideal fit for the two companies; both companies are based in Michigan, have a reputation for providing the highest quality of service, and are complementary in the combined services they offer. Kalexsyn brings expert medicinal chemistry services to the alliance while Ash Stevens brings high-quality process and analytical development through FDA registration and cGMP manufacturing services to the alliance. Together, Kalexsyn and Ash Stevens have the ability to offer a comprehensive package of contract synthetic organic chemistry services to support early-stage discovery through commercial API manufacturing. Moreover, the interactive relationship and synergy of services between the two companies will provide for smooth transitions from discovery to development stage contract services to clients wishing to take advantage of the services offered by both companies. “I am very excited about the alliance with Kalexsyn and our shared exhibit booth at InformEx 2007. It is an opportune time for the alliance since many Life Science companies like the convenience of having a broad range of quality services available to them from a single trusted source” said Jim Hamby, Ph.D., Director of Business Development at Ash Stevens, Inc. David Zimmermann, CEO, Kalexsyn echoed these feelings. “Both Kalexsyn and Ash Stevens have always had a tradition of providing superior service to our pharma and biotech partners. In that spirit, this alliance now provides our customers with a sophisticated level of chemical expertise from the hit stage to market launch”.