Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at the Cynwyd Club, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Time: Networking, 5:30 PM; Dinner, 6:30 PM; Talk and Business Session, 7:30 PM
Starting a Custom Synthesis Company
An entrepreneur interested in starting a custom synthesis company must overcome all of the challenges faced by a consultant as well as additional issues inherent to manufacturing. These include finding a location, securing funding, purchasing equipment, finding a niche of products, marketing, pricing and identifying clients. These challenges are balanced by the satisfaction of knowing that one has succeeded in manufacturing valuable products. Ron Bihovsky will discuss how he addressed these issues when he founded Key Synthesis LLC ten years ago, as well as the difficulties, successes, and the insights gained.
Dr. Ron Bihovsky founded Key Synthesis LLC, a custom synthesis company specializing in synthesis of biologically active compounds, in 2001. He also consults, and has performed experimental work and testified as an expert witness in pharmaceutical patent cases. He previously conducted medicinal chemistry research in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry at Cephalon and Berlex Laboratories. Prior to that, he performed research on natural product synthesis as a professor of organic chemistry at SUNY Stony Brook. He currently serves as chairman of the Chemical Consultants Network.
Location: The Cynwyd Club, 332 Trevor Lane, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. From I-76 drive S on City Line Ave. (US Rte. 1). Turn right on Conshohocken State Rd. (Rte. 23); stay in right lane. After second light watch for white left-turn arrows painted on street (about .14 mi/750 ft). Do not follow Rte. 23 left at turn but instead go straight ahead onto Llandrillo Rd. (passing to right of Valley Press printing). After one block bear left onto Trevor Lane at stop sign. Clubhouse and parking are on the left. Please park in lot if space is available; otherwise park on Trevor Lane. If lost, call the club at 610-667-4524, ext. 2