Mechanochemistry could provide a safer and greener route to anticancer drugs

The IMPACTIVE team has looked into the manufacturing of imatinib: an anticancer drug on the Essential Medicines’ list of the Worlds’ Health Organisation. Thanks to mechanochemistry, we discovered a synthetic route to do it in a way that is safer, greener and more efficient than the commercial method used nowadays.

Who is behind IMPACTIVE? Discover our partners!

IMPACTIVE is a very ambitious project, with members of the greatest background diversity. Altogether, we want to get rid of the solvents in the current pharmaceutical processes and substitute them with mechanochemistry, a greener, more sustainable approach.