Experts in Metabolite
Synthesis, Purification and Natural Products
Supporting pharmaceutical and agrochemical companies globally
Your trusted partner in pharmaceutical and agrochemical R&D
What we do
Hypha Discovery is a specialist CRO supporting pharmaceutical and agrochemical companies worldwide through the production of metabolites and late-stage derivatives of drugs and agrochemicals in discovery and development.
We are experts in the scalable synthesis, purification and identification of drug metabolites and oxidised derivatives of lead compounds, and also possess a wealth of experience in the production, purification and structure elucidation of natural products.
Solutions for metabolite synthesis
We offer a comprehensive suite of techniques for provision of even the most difficult-to-synthesise metabolite, comprising chemical synthesis, recombinant enzymes such as PolyCYPs, microbial biotransformation, mammalian liver fractions as well as the purification of metabolites from biological matrices. Hypha are also experts in the structure elucidation of metabolites by NMR spectroscopy
PolyCYPs+ screening kits comprise 18 PolyCYP isoforms together with the addition of other phase 1 enzymes. Human aldehyde oxidase (AOX1) and the main human hepatic flavin-containing monooxygenase (FMO3) are included in the kit, with the other human FMO isoforms, available separately at Hypha.
Inclusion of multiple PolyCYPs isoforms broadens coverage of reactions, and which have been proven to produce human and other mammalian CYP-derived metabolites including multi-step metabolites and metabolites of low turnover drugs.
Simple, Effective, Scalable
Produce CYP, AOX & FMO metabolites
Generate multiple hydroxylated and other oxidised derivatives of lead compounds in parallel
Delivering a first class service to our clients worldwide
We look forward to engaging Hypha in the future because their team is professional, and their services complement our internal synthetic efforts for delivering new molecules.
We always really appreciate receiving feedback from a client. This time we celebrate project success for Alkermes for whom we used our PolarExplorer platform to deliver novel hydroxylated derivatives of some of their lead compounds. PolarExplorer uses Hypha’s PolyCYPs enzymes to create multiple hydroxylated derivatives of drugs in parallel.
Project Manager and Head of Chemistry Richard Phipps, together with Hypha scientists Renia Gemmell, Chloe Herring and Chris Drake have received great feedback for the successful completion of a challenging metabolite project for a US pharma client. The project involved multiple disciplines of microbial biotransformation, purification and structure elucidation.
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Hypha Discovery is a UK-based CRO supporting pharmaceutical and agrochemical companies worldwide through the production of metabolites and new derivatives of drugs and agrochemicals in discovery and development.