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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April 5, 2023

Royal Society of Chemistry Spring Meeting 2023

On April 3rd and 4th, it was held in Burlington House (London), the 2023 edition of the Royal Society of Chemistry spring meeting. Dextra was one the official sponsors...

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January 24, 2023

Dextra Award Nominations 2023 

The nominations for the Dextra Carbohydrate Chemistry Award are officially open. This award, which is sponsored by Dextra Laboratories, was founded in 1970. It is presented to a scientist...

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January 20, 2023

GlycoBioTec 2023 – Max Planck Institut

Dextra laboratories was the official Sponsor of GlycoBioTec 2023, organized by the Max Planck Institut. The conference took place from January 16th to January 19th in the Harnack House,...