Regis Technologies, Inc. is proud to have a rich history in serving the life science industry. Since its opening in 1956, Regis has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence in chromatography products and its capability to synthesize complex molecules for the pharmaceutical industry. Few companies can claim this long standing history of success and innovation while continuing to grow into the future.

As an innovator, Regis initially concentrated on custom synthetic chemistry for the emerging field of psychopharmacology. Later it moved into gas and liquid chromatography, and more recently developed expertise in synthesizing drugs for all stages of drug development. Today, Regis serves startup biotechnology companies and large, multinational pharmaceutical corporations helping to expedite new drugs to market.

Regis Technologies, Inc. continues to enjoy growth by providing expanded services for drug development, including process research, analytical method development, scale-up, validation, stability studies, and commercialization. Additionally, we are expanding our chromatographic separation capability by adding Supercritical Fluid Chromatography (SFC), an environmentally friendly technology. Now, with a dedicated staff and a new Synthetic Research Laboratory wing, Regis continues to broaden its capacity to serve the pharmaceutical industry.

MILESTONES

1956
Regis Chemical Company was founded on North Wells Street, initially synthesizing indole compounds for pharmaceutical research. The family-run business was based on the values of Louis Glunz I, who started a family enterprise dedicated to innovation, customer service, quality and a commitment to community.

1959
Awarded first contract with NIH; began an era of government research contracts.

Regis in the 1950s
Regis in the 1960s

1965
Relocated to North Franklin Street with expanded synthetic capabilities.

1966
Began to provide chromatography products for customers around the world. First product was a reagent kit for analyzing natural protein amino acids by gas chromatography (GC) for the first time. The line of derivatization reagents has since expanded into a full line of derivatization products built around our flagship silylation reagent: Regisil®.

1970
Began to develop and offer HPLC columns and packings when Dr. John Perry joined Regis.

1972
Moved to Morton Grove and began offering chiral chromatography columns. Working with Dr. Pirkle of the University of Illinois, Regis developed and marketed a line of Pirkle Concept HPLC columns and packings. These chiral columns continue to offer advantages in efficiency, stability, and the useful advantage of reversing enantiomer elution.

Regis in the 1970s

1986
The University of Purdue’s Tom Pinkerton developed Restricted Access Media (RAM) columns to permit the direct injection of serum for drug analyses.

1988
The University of Purdue’s Dr. Charles Pidgeon’s developed Immobilized Artificial Membrane (IAM) columns to enable the prediction of drug membrane permeability.

1993
Changed name to Regis Technologies, Inc., reflective of products and services we provide; made commitment to FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

1995
Manufactured clinical trial supplies of Viracept, a market leader among HIV Protease Inhibitor drugs.

1998
Opened a new GMP Production plant at the Morton Grove facility with isolated reactor bays.

Regis in the 1990s
Regis in the 2000s

2002
Doubled Morton Grove facility through adjacent warehouse acquisition

2006
Celebrates 50 years of service to government, university research laboratories, pharmaceutical manufacturers; opens a new Synthetic Research Wing

2006
New chemical research wing is opened with laboratories, adjoining offices, and conference rooms.

2007
Regis adds Supercritical Fluid Chromatography (SFC) services to its stable of separation capabilities. This environmentally friendly technique, using liquid CO2 as the primary mobile phase, is being applied at Regis in kilo quantity separations, following the GMP guidelines of the FDA.

2008
A new analytical center is opened. The facility includes laboratories, offices, company meeting rooms and locker rooms. Instrumentation is expanded to include NMR, GC-MS, and HPLC-MS.

2008
Regis opens a new Analytical Method Development and Quality Control laboratory. The expansion at the existing site adds 8,000 square feet of new laboratory space, and includes a 400 MHz Bruker NMR.

2010
Regis installs new Syspro ERP system and Unipoint Quality Management System.

2011
Regis installs GL Filtration contained Filter Drier to allow our chemists to work with more potent compounds.

2012
Regis installs Chromeleon software to contol laboratory instruments.

2014
Regis installs a Vapourtec Flow Chemistry System.

2015
Regis qualifies Potent Compound Suite (PCS) for contained synthesis of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).

2016
Regis celebrates its 60th anniversary.

2017
Regis installs Waters Xevo G2-XS QTof quadrupole Time of Flight Mass Spec
Regis installs Thermo ICP/MS
 

Regis in the 2010s

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