The Africa Microreactor Flow System from Syrris is a fully-automated, flexible and easy-to-use modular apparatus for automated flow chemistry. Controlled by the innovative Africa software, unattended synthesis can occur, allowing R&D chemists to accelerate compound synthesis and reaction optimization for drug discovery and process development.
The Africa software automatically detects which modules are connected, so the user can select a pre-defined workflow or create a new one with the user-friendly drag and drop interface. The user simply needs to enter the reagents, solvents and molar concentrations, followed by data on stochiometry, reaction time, temperature and the desired quantity. All injection, sampling and collection timings are automatically controlled, leaving the user free to perform other tasks within the lab.
Each experiment is automated by the software and all data is logged. If the HPLC module is connected, a sample of each reaction is automatically taken, diluted and injected into the HPLC for analysis. Resulting chromatograms are easily produced, integrated or tabulated as required. Once the experiment is complete, reports and graphs can be generated in real time and data exported as .csv files.
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About Syrris Limited
Established in 2001, Syrris Limited is one of the fastest growing science SMEs in the UK employing over 30 scientists and engineers at its facility in Royston (near Cambridge). Founders Mark Gilligan and Richard Gray come from a background of developing automation products for chemists at companies such as The Technology Partnership (TTP) and Mettler Toledo.
Syrris develops laboratory automation products for chemists such as the Atlas automated chemistry systems. Atlas can be configured into a wide range of different systems including Lithium and Sodium for round bottom flasks (magnetically and overhead stirred respectively) and Potassium for jacketed vessels. Other Atlas systems, designed for specific applications, including calorimetry, volumetric dosing, gravimetric dosing, pH, etc, are also available.
Syrris also specialise in flow reactors for R&D chemists, including FRX: a low cost flow chemistry system and Africa (Automated Flow Reaction Incubation and Control Apparatus): a modular system for library synthesis, aqueous work-up and reaction optimization that will ultimately reduce the time taken to develop, synthesize, screen and review a chemical entity, thus vastly speeding up the drug discovery process.
In recognition of its technological achievements, Syrris (syrris.com) has been awarded a prestigious UK DTI SMART Exceptional Grant. Syrris has also won a significant DTi MNT (Micro and Nano Technology) award which has been used to establish a new subsidiary called The Dolomite Centre Ltd. This company is focused on design and fabrication of Microfluidic devices for a wide range of applications.