Our story starts in the year 2000, when two students – Carme Pampín and Jacobo Cruces – were about to obtain their doctorate in the Department of Organic Chemistry at the University of Santiago de Compostela. They were quite absorbed in their research, but two professors, Gabriel Tojo and Ramón Estévez, attracted their attention with a striking idea… With the help of Unirisco, a Galician venture capital association, they teamed up and created the project of GalChimia in 2001.

Since then, GalChimia has become a reference in chemical synthesis and counts with a huge team of experts that share the same enthusiasm for organic chemistry.

We give our dedicated team of chemists a productive outlet for their passion for chemistry, providing Discovery, Process, and Analytical Chemistry services to clients worldwide.

Mission, vision and values

Mission: Improving society through organic chemistry research.

Vision: Becoming an international leader in organic chemistry.


  • Communication
  • Commitment
  • Transparency
  • Innovation
  • Customer orientation

Our commitment

1. Gender equity

There is absolutely no difference between male or female, we hire professionals for their skills.

2. Talent acquisition and retention

Spanish universities provide very good training and are well recognized worldwide.
GalChimia is determined to avoid brain-drain by giving our talented chemists a chance to stay and show their full potential

3. Environment and Sustainability

GalChimia has always cared about the environment. We make constant efforts to promote the recycling, recovery, and reuse of materials, as well as the minimization of waste generation.

We are glad to announce that we are certified as ISO 14001 since 2018.

4. Education for youngsters

GalChimia has several agreements with education centers to teach chemistry to youngsters. We have invited groups of students to visit our lab and organized practical lessons to demonstrate the importance of chemistry for everybody.

We also know how difficult it is to start a professional career. We offer internships to students and job opportunities to recent graduates providing them with the training they need to become part of our team.

  • Area of Activity
  • Research services and supplies
  • CRO - CMO Services
  • Chemistry
  • Internet and information technologies
  • Manufacture of APIs and chemical products from renewable raw material
  • Drug discovery
  • Drug development
  • Company type
  • Services and consulting for biotech sector
  • Industrial Biotechnology - Manufacturers
  • Technology Services
  • Health Biotechnology
Cebreiro, s/n
O Pino, A Coruña 15823, ES
P: +34 981 814 506
F:+34 981 814 507

GalChimia’s team is multidisciplinary, comprising more than 50 professionals with diverse backgrounds in the pharmaceutical industry, CMOs and other service companies, as well as academia. Half of our chemists have a PhD in organic chemistry and all our Project Managers have more than 10 year experience in this industry.

  • Carme Pampín | Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
  • Jacobo Cruces | Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer
  • María Jose Varela | Chief Financial Officer
  • Eva Codesido | Chief Quality Officer
  • Ramón Rodríguez | Laboratory Manager
  • Julie Masse | Chief Growth Officer / Site Manager – Barcelona
  • Raúl Fernández | Site Manager – Madrid
  • Antia Blanco | Chief Human Resources Officer

1. Discovery Chemistry:

Design, evaluation, and development of new routes of synthesis

Expand your R&D department with GalChimia.

Since 2003, we work side by side with our customers in order to prepare challenging compounds for different industries, from discovery to first proof of concept.

Our scientific team studies the specific needs of each project to offer the best solution for your company. We evaluate the state of the art, design and try new routes of synthesis, or optimize already existing ones. Usually the products requested have not been reported in the literature and require a high degree of innovation, which is reflected in the development of new synthetic approaches. We can synthesize small libraries of chemical entities through parallel, microwave, and flow chemistry, among other techniques.

GalChimia’s distinctive values are our quick response, easy communication, transparency, and our strong focus on fulfilling our customer’s expectations.

2. Process Chemistry:

Take your results from the lab to the pilot plant

Optimize the performance of your chemical production with GalChimia.

Since 2003, we work side by side with our customers to develop new robust, reliable, and cost-effective chemical processes for different industries up to the pilot plant.

Our chemists design and develop economical, reproducible, and scalable synthetic routes that ultimately provide a product that complies with the market strict regulatory requirements. Our service includes:

  • IP evaluation
  • Route design and selection
  • Identification of critical and stress points
  • Process research and route scouting
  • Individual step optimization through DoE
  • Process development
  • Analytical development
  • Seamless technology transfer to the client

GalChimia’s distinctive values are our quick response, easy communication, transparency, and our strong focus on fulfilling our customer’s expectations.

3. Analytical Chemistry:

A wide range of analytical techniques are available

We provide full support to our production team and our clients with:

Full characterization of chemical products
Screening and development of analytical methods
Identification of impurities

Our compounds are always provided with the corresponding Certificate of Analysis (CoA) and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) duly reviewed and approved by our Quality Manager.

Reasons to work with GalChimia:

GalChimia is a family company. We enjoy working closely with our customers and, throughout these years, we have built a reputation in the synthetic organic chemistry field.

Our main objective is to build a long term, strong relationship with our customers based on reliability, commitment, good chemistry, and communication.

1. Expertise: We know our business; chemistry is our passion and you can feel it when you talk to anyone in GalChimia. You have access to a stable, experienced team to help you.

2. Commitment: We try hard to make things possible: there is no need to put pressure on our team, they already demand a great deal of themselves to offer the best results.

3. Communication: We want to keep everything clear and establish a good working relationship. That is easy with an accessible and performing team who prepares the relevant reports and takes full responsibility for the quality of the work.

4. Confidentiality: We know what confidentiality represents and we have implemented an efficient security system. We carry out our services with the utmost respect and professionalism, taking into account the confidential nature of your data.

5. Teamwork: Teamwork is essential for the success of any project. Nobody is left alone with a problem, it concerns the whole company and the team will work together to find a solution. You are not contracting one chemist but GalChimia as a whole. We know that a good working environment translates into excellent results.

Pharmaceutical mainly, but also agrochemical and material industry