Enabling a Greener, Healthier World


KelAda Pharmachem is dedicated to developing “better processes” for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. By “better processes” we mean to target processes which:

  • are more cost-effective

  • are greener than traditional processes – i.e. less environmental impact

  • utilise previously ignored, cheap and abundant natural sources

  • valorise waste/side streams from industrial (e.g. agrifood) processes

  • can be easily “platformed” to make novel compounds for bioactivity


KelAda is based in Ireland and is situated at the nexus of a global pharmaceutical manufacturing hub (with 24 of the world’s top 25 pharma companies having significant operations on the island), and a world-renowned agri-food technology sector (with major international players headquartered in Ireland). Thus, our people and cutting-edge concepts are drawn from the rich pool of talent and resources available on KelAda’s doorstep.


KelAda operates on a collaborative “Research Alliance”/Fee-for-service basis – whereby our partners/clients can leverage our medicinal and process chemistry expertise, technologies and platforms to have specific solutions developed for their needs.  Our partners/clients include companies from global pharma & biotech and agrifood companies.


KelAda’s mission to develop better processes is underpinned by our focus on performing our own in-house world-class research and collaborating with other world-class researchers.  We also have an active program of technology identification whereby we identify, in-license and develop novel chemistry into scalable processes which can then be out-licensed to major pharmaceutical and fine-chemical players.

KelAda Pharmachem Limited.

Established in the Republic of Ireland. 

Company Registration Number 513259.

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