Creative carbohydrate chemistry

We are specialists in carbohydrate chemistry, offering a catalogue of carbohydrate molecules for R&D and CDMO services for complex carbohydrates in clinical development.

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Your Partner of Choice
for Carbohydrate products & CDMO services


Years experience


Complex Sugars

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Your leading provider of carbohydrate custom synthesis, analysis and GMP manufacturing

Dextra provide world leading innovative synthetic solutions for the total synthesis of challenging complex carbohydrates. From a few milligrams to multi kilogram scale our chemists offer unparalleled expertise in oligosaccharide and chiral chemistry taking your project from discovery to clinical trial.

Our catalogue offers a comprehensive source of carbohydrate products, exploiting the complexity and diversity of glycobiology.

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Our expert team specialise in the synthesis of carbohydrate molecules and related substances.


Providing creative solutions to challenging problems.


We prioritise meeting our customer’s timetable and expectations.


Extensive range of Carbohydrates

Supplying rare sugars, oligosaccharides and chiral molecules for medical research, diagnostics and pharmaceutical applications.

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Services we offer

Our expert team manage the life cycle of your project from discovery to clinical trial

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Discovery Chemistry

At Dextra, we understand drug development programs are complex, challenging and that it all begins with an effective discovery phase.

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Route Scouting

Our research and development team look for creative ways to prepare your compounds.

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Process Development

Experts in problem solving, optimisation and scale up, we look for innovative solutions to provide inherently robust and cost effective processes.

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Tox Batches

We understand the importance of manufacturing material with an impurity profile suitable for IND enabling studies.

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GMP Manufacturing

In our state of the art facility, we offer full GMP manufacturing to support phase 1 and 2 clinical trials.

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News & Events

Stay up to date with the latest news, events and publications of our group

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August 25, 2023

The role of Iminosugars

Iminosugars are naturally occurring carbohydrate analogues, where a nitrogen atom replaces the oxygen ring atom, and have been known since the early 1970’s.These natural compounds and their synthetic derivatives can...

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July 14, 2023

Eurocarb 2021

Dextra attended the Eurocarb 2021 at La Maison de la Chimie in Paris, which was held from July 9th to July 13th. The event has been an important opportunity...

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June 19, 2023

Jenner Glycobiology and Medicine Symposium

Dextra was the official Sponsor of 15th edition of the Jenner Glycobiology and Medicine Symposium. It was an exciting day in Porto, during which we had the chance to...