Rich G. Carter

Business Description: Valliscor is a chemical manufacturing company that provides innovative solutions to access fluorinated building blocks and enantiomerically enriched scaffolds for the pharmaceutical, agricultural, polymer and electronics industries. Valliscor harnesses licensed technology from Oregon State University and from industrial partners to provide unique and cost-effective solutions for producing high value chemical entities.

Company Background: Founded in 2012 by Rich G. Carter and Michael C. Standen, Valliscor exploits the synergy between industrial know-how and academic innovation to provide access to high-value organic building blocks for the pharmaceutical, biotech and agrochemical industries. Additionally, this combined expertise can be harnessed as a Contract Research Organization (CRO) to provide custom synthesis services with expertise in continuous flow processes, asymmetric synthesis, unstable / reactive intermediates and fluorine incorporation.

Management: Rich G. Carter earned his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Gettysburg College in 1993 and his Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. Rich has authored of over 50 peer-reviewed publications and multiple patents including technology licensed by Valliscor on proline sulfonamides and their use in asymmetric carbon-carbon bond forming transformations. Rich's expertise are in multi-step organic synthesis and reaction development.

Michael C. Standen earned his B.S. in Chemistry and his Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Manchester, U.K. Mike has over 20 years of experience in process development, project management and business development and is author of some 33 publications and patents.

Products/Services: Valliscor has proprietary technology for the preparation of a wide range of ultra pure Bromofluoroalkanes (BFAs). Their lead product is bromofluoromethane (BFM), which is used in the manufacture of fluticasone propionate (active ingredient in Flonase & Advair).  Valliscor also offers fluoroalkylation services to provide their customers with fluoroalkylated building blocks. With many years of experience with complex multi step organic and natural product synthesis as well as 25+ years of process development experience, Valliscor offers custom synthesis services based on either FTE or flat fee arrangements. Valliscor can take a preliminary lab protocol and develop it into a robust and scalable process suitable for operation in a pilot plant. Using a "quality by design approach" combined with state of the art lab and analytical facilities, Valliscor provides their customers with the most cost effective, safe and environmentally compliant process possible.

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