About our history

Syncom was founded in 1988 as start-up of the University of Groningen. At that time, we were one of the pioneers offering contract services. Since then, our company quickly evolved into a major player within the Pharma and Biotech industry. Syncom currently employs 130 chemists (60% PhD) and it is located in Groningen (The Netherlands).

In August 2017, Syncom and Mercachem (Nijmegen, the Netherlands) merged and the MercachemSyncom group was created. Together we are the largest European small molecule service provider. The MercachemSyncom group consists of over 300 chemists, spread over three locations (Groningen, Nijmegen and Prague).

MercachemSyncom continues expanding to become your preferred partner for integrated drug discovery services.

1988 - The beginnings

Prof. Wynberg, Prof. Kellogg and Dr. ten Hoeve founded Syncom in the University of Groningen (RUG).

1996 - Dutch Resolution

“Dutch resolution” was invented.

2000 - A place of our own

Syncom moves to its own building in the scientific park of Groningen (Kadijk 3)

2003 Expansion to Mudden

Syncom expands its facilities into the Mudden

2006 Syncom receives the Gazelle award

Syncom receives the Gazelle award for the fastest growing company

2011 - Syncom receives Pfizer's award

Syncom receives the Pfizer’s Process Research Innovation Award.

2012 - European Lead Factory

Syncom is selected as one of the partners to join the European Lead Factory, a pan-European drug discovery platform.

2013 - 25th anniversary

Syncom celebrates the 25 year’s anniversary

2015 - Syncom is expanding

Expansion and construction of new laboratories (Mudden 12)

2016 Nomination for the Groninger Ondernemers award

Syncom is finalist for the Groninger Ondernemers award

2017 - Syncom merges with Mercachem

Merger with Mercachem (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

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