RICT 2016 in Caen
Peter and Victoria hit the road and travelled down to Caen last month for the 52nd International Conference on Medicinal Chemistry. Visiting clients on the way to the tunnel and whilst driving through northern France.
The meeting itself brought together medicinal chemists from academia and industry from across Europe and beyond, giving our business development team chance to meet chemists from a range of backgrounds. They discussed purification issues and provided delicious macaroons from a local chocolatier!
Making sure to enjoy some French history and culture whilst in town, they took a drive to the coast via Pegasus Bridge and indulged in some delicious Moules-frites! The only mistake they made - why are the pay machines for tolls always on the left of the car, what if you don't have a passenger?
Chirality 2016 in Heidelberg
Victoria went out to Germany, this time by plane to attend Chirality 2016. The mostly academic conference covered stereo selective synthesis as well chromatography and purification. An entire session on day was dedicated to the separation of enantiomers and delegates heard from a range of experienced scientists that progress within enatiomeric chromatography had had a huge impact on drug discovery strategy, that 'today most potentially new chiral drugs are resolved by chromatography.'