Company Information

Key Synthesis is an original manufacturer (OEM) of many biologically-active small molecules.  We synthesize novel compounds as a contract research organization, providing services on a contract or full time equivalent (FTE) basis.

Dr. Ron Bihovsky, founder and president of Key Synthesis LLC, has over 30 years of research experience in organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry research in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, as well as academia. He has synthesized numerous classes of biologically active small molecules ranging from heterocyles to natural products to peptide mimetics.  He has worked as a chemical consultant and has performed experimental work and testified as an expert witness in several high-profile intellectual property pharmaceutical patent cases.

Prior to working in industry, Dr. Bihovsky conducted research on the total synthesis of natural products as a professor of organic chemistry at SUNY Stony Brook. He has authored 50 scientific publications and was granted 16 US patents and numerous international patents. Dr. Bihovsky earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and was an NIH postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Bihovsky served as Chairman of Chemical Consultants Network, a non-profit organization of consulting chemists. He currently serves on the organization’s steering committee.