Company

 

About Us

We are a team of highly qualified chemists and skilled technicians with decades of experience in organic synthesis.

We offer both contract research and custom synthesis for the pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

We elaborate concepts for the synthesis of your targets and prove the feasibility of these concepts.

We are well equipped to analyze the structure and the purity of the prepared compounds, and we have access to all important chemical databases and information systems.

ASCA GmbH is an active partner in several collaboration-networks:

  • Verband unabhängiger Prüflaboratorien (VUP)
  • Network for Pharmaceutical Solutions (NetPhaSol)
  • Technologiekreis Adlershof e.V. (TKA)
  • Netzwerk „4chiral“

History

 

ASCA is located in the Berlin-Adlershof Science and Business park (WISTA). The company was founded in 2000 by Prof. Dr. Hans Schick and Dr. Christine Wedler. Both the founders and most of the staff had previously worked at the Central Institute of Organic Chemistry, Academy of Sciences in the German Democratic Republic. Both basic and applied research in many different fields of organic chemistry had been carried out for many years at this institute under the leadership of Prof. Schick.

After the reunification of Germany and the closure of all the Academy Institutes, the Department of Organic Chemistry passed through different structures such as Centre of Selective Organic Synthesis ZSOS, 1992-1993), Department of Organic Synthesis in the Institute of Applied Chemistry (ACA, 1994-1997) and WITEGA Applied Materials Research (1997-2000). Collaborations with industrial partners have been developed, and ASCA was founded on the basis of these collaborations.

ASCA is a private contract research organization (CRO) employing highly qualified and experienced chemists and technicians, who are capable of creating novel and practical solutions for all types of synthetic problems in organic chemistry and exploring them on a laboratory scale. Molecules that are likely to be useful leads for drug discovery processes are synthesized in close co-operation with industrial partners. Great care is taken in devising the synthetic strategies, preparing and analyzing the substances and documenting the results.

At present, ASCA is focused on the synthesis of reference materials for the analysis of contaminants and residues in food and the environment. Active compounds and their metabolites like pesticides, mycotoxines and APIs are offered in both unlabelled and isotopically labelled form.

Our Team

Management 

Dr. Christine Wedler

Dr. Christine Wedler

CEO

Tel.: +49-30-6392 2069
Fax: +49-30-6392 4103
E mail:
wedler@asca-berlin.de

Marketing & Sales 

Dr. Jida Hamati

Dr. Jida Hamati

Head of Marketing & Sales

Tel.: +49-30-6392 4130

E mail:
hamati@asca-berlin.de

Analytics & QC 

Tobias Olbrisch

Head of Analytics & QC

Research

Dr. József Bálint

Dr. József Bálint

Head of Research

Research

Dr. Massimo Rigo

Dr. Massimo Rigo

Project Manager

Research

Dr. Marie-Idrissa Picher

Dr. Marie-Idrissa Picher

Project Manager