Biotage extends peptide research collaboration with University of Copenhagen
12 June 2010
Biotage (STO: BIOT), a supplier of products for medicinal and analytical chemistry, has extended a research collaboration with the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, to develop new applications on the Biotage Syro Wave in the field of synthetic peptide and protein chemistry.
The collaboration builds on Professor Knud Jensen’s previous research in developing novel chemistries for and applications of solid-phase peptide synthesis.
Global demand from research scientists for synthetic peptides continues to grow at a double-digit rate. Their needs are for increasingly longer and more complex peptides to study protein interactions, produce peptide antibodies, and understand complex disease states. As the number and complexity of peptides increase, the scientists and researchers need new tools that offer higher productivity and increased performance.
Biotage recently entered into collaboration with the German instrument company MultiSynTech GmbH and Professor Jensen to develop the Biotage Syro Wave automated peptide synthesizer introduced earlier this year. The instrument combines the proven technologies behind Biotage’s Initiator microwave instrument with the well-established Syro line of robotic peptide synthesizers from MultiSynTech.
Professor Jensen says “The Syro Wave is the first valve-free peptide synthesizer with integrated microwave heating. It holds great promise for the synthesis of both long peptides and even small proteins.”