Investment Date
June 2020
Outsourced Services
Corporate HQ
Boston, US

X-Chem is the industry-leading provider of DNA-Encoded Library (DEL)-based discovery services. DEL technology allows customers to screen billions of compounds simultaneously against a single biological target, and is an innovative and high growth segment of the market.

From its US headquarters in Waltham, and leveraging a proprietary DEL platform with libraries containing over 200 billion small molecules, X-Chem has supported drug discovery programmes for partners throughout the US, Europe and Japan and has licensed over seventy research programs to companies, comprising hundreds of novel chemical entities.

GHO value creation

Enablement & Alignment

  • Industry leading DNA-Encoded Libraries platform
  • Focus on high quality science and innovation with an extensive track record of supporting pharma customers in complex drug discovery programs

Capability & Capacity

  • Significant expansion of the business development team to capitalise on the opportunity with increased focus on digital presence
  • Organic investments in back office infrastructure to provide a scalable platform for growth
  • Adding adjacent capabilities and building geographic presence to better serve customer base with high quality science

Building Strategic Footprints

  • Continued focus on R&D to maintain and advance scientific leadership and innovation
  • Focus on expanding customer reach by broadening service offering and targeting European and Asian markets 
  • Targeting emerging and mid-sized customers with a new more accessible offering

Better, Faster + More Accessible HealthcareTM

X-Chem acquires Glamorous AI and ComInnex, harnessing machine learning to accelerate outcomes across small molecule drug discovery

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