Company information

Our History

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On 24th July 1788 the first chemical factory in Germany was founded in Marktredwitz as CFM (Chemische Fabrik Marktredwitz Some 100 years later in 1890 the Tropitzsch brothers acquired the company and intensified research and development in particular in the field of Mercury derivatives. Today another more than 100 years later the portfolio is a wide range from reagents for analytics, biotechnology to specialities and pharmaceutical intermediates. Iris Biotech GmbH was established in 2001 as an offspring in order to strengthen the position in the Peptide and Life Science market.

Iris Biotech GmbH is specialized in reagents for Peptide Synthesis, PEGylation, Life Science Research and Biocatalysis. We have specific know-how and production capabilities to manufacture and supply products from the following areas from Grams to Multi-Ton Lots:

1. Starting Materials for Peptide Synthesis, Peptidomimetic and Medicinal Chemistry

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Protected Amino Acids, Coupling Reagents, Linkers and Resins, Natural and Unusual Amino Acids and Building Blocks used in Peptide Synthesis, Peptidomimetic and Medicinal Chemistry.

2. Reagents for PEGylation

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Monodisperse and polydisperse hydrophilic linkers, used to improve solubility and pharmacokinetic properties of peptides, proteins, biopharmaceuticals and organic drug molecules. We carry the world wide largest portfolio, as we supply short monodisperse compounds with increasing chain length up to large, polydisperse polymers. All products can also be manufactured in large scale and according to cGMP.

3. Reagents for Life Science Research

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  • Enzyme Substrates and Special Proteins, Diagnostic and Biochemistry Tools
  • Natural Products, with biological and pharmacological activity, like immunsuppressiva: Aflatoxines, Cyclosporines, Geldanamycin, Rapamycin, etc.)
  • Carbohydrates (Derivatives of Arabinose, Galactose, Glucose, Xylose, etc.)

4. Biocatalysis

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We offer a wide range of unusual and innovative enzymes, immobilised enzymes and enzyme carriers for modern biocatalysis. Synthesis or optical resolution of racemic mixtures of Amines, Amides and Esters are applications, which are wide used. Esterification and transesterification with lipases and esterases are used in commercial productions from food industry to biodiesel production.

5. Contract Manufacturing

We are carrying out many Contract Manufacturing projects in these areas (cGMP and ISO9000); our strong points are unusual derivatives with one or several chiral centres.

Our Mission

is to accompany our customers during their projects from R&D to Production as highly qualified supplier. We deliver lab quantities to research units for very competitive prices and supply increasing quantities with same quality and specifications during the evolution of our customers' products to pilot scale and even multi-ton commercial productions with bulk quantities.

Our Productions

We are cooperating with around 35 selected manufacturers and leading universities worldwide with specific expertise in the areas of our activities. All our manufacturing partners go through an intensive and detailed supplier qualification program.