The company started in 2014, based on the discoveries made in the Xiao group, about the enantioselective reduction of pyridines to the corresponding chiral piperdines.

The Xiao group rapidly realised the potential of these researches, as 60% of the marketed drugs actually contain piperidines. These initial discoveries led to the formation of LCC.

Since then, we’ve enhanced the scope of our expertise to provide leading scientific organisations around the world with access to chirally-pure compounds that play their part in small molecule drug discovery.

Thanks to our chemical technologies, unique chiral building blocks are available. Our compounds fit the 3D-rich category that, before, remained scarce within existing chemical space. This unique set-up of synthons is now available for your research programme(s), from hit identification to lead optimisation.

Through an ethos of purposeful curiosity, we innovate within our field so that our customers can bring new drugs to market faster, better and easier.

About


OUR LOCATIONS

With more than 50 people, we operate in two main locations.

Headquarters and R&D Centre

Liverpool, England

Headquarters and R&D Centre, Liverpool

Analytical Centre and Scale-up Laboratory

Taizhou, China

Headquarters and R&D Centre, China

Paul Colbon, PhD

CEO & Founder

Stuart Noble

COO

Jiwu Ruan, PhD

CSO & Founder

Haiyan He

MD (Taizhou)

Malcolm Stewart

Chairman

Prof. Jianliang Xiao, PhD

SAB

Jason Tierney, PhD

SAB

Chris Swain, PhD

SAB

Steve Djuric, PhD

SAB

Ilaria Proietti Silvestri, PhD

Head of R&D

Chunyang Pu

Head of Production

Marie Hoffmann, PhD

Business Development Manager

Mark Barnes

Operations Manager

CORE TECHNOLOGIES & STRENGTHS

Whilst our very first success was based on the catalytic enantioselective reduction of pyridines, we rapidly enhance the scope of our expertise, to provide a broad range of (chiral) (N-)heterocycles.

Through years of research, we learn how to take advantage of asymmetric hydrogenation reactions, catalytic cross-couplings, and cyclisation chemistries. With an intense R&D team, we look to develop new and innovative solutions to give you access to tomorrow’s compounds.

  • Production of privileged heterocyclic building blocks using expert synthetic technologies.
  • Variety of (N)-heterocycles readily accessible.
  • LCC’s compounds are available racemic and chirally-pure.
  • Excellent chemical and enantiomeric purity.

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