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2011-08-16 23:10:07

New method simplifies the improvement of drugs and other compounds Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have devised a much easier technique for performing a chemical modification used widely in the synthesis of drugs and other products. Known as "trifluoromethylation," the modification adds a CF3 molecule to the original compound, often making it more stable"”and, for a drug, keeping it in the body longer. With the new technique, chemists can perform this feat using a...

2011-07-27 08:00:00

MATTHEWS, N.C., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CEM Corporation, a leading global provider of microwave laboratory instrumentation, continues to see strong success with its microwave peptide synthesis products. In FY2011 year-to-date, the company has seen significant growth versus the prior year in its automated peptide synthesizer instrument sales and is on pace to easily sell a record number of systems. Additionally, CEM's products were well received at the recent American Peptide...

2011-06-25 00:00:31

American Peptide Company, a leading innovator in peptide manufacturing and peptide-based services, is a Gold Sponsor at the 22nd American Peptide Symposium which will be held on June 25-30, 2011 at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina in San Diego, California. Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2011 American Peptide Company, a leading innovator in peptide manufacturing and peptide-based services, is a Gold Sponsor at the 22nd American Peptide Symposium which will be held on June 25-30, 2011 at the...

2011-05-12 00:00:48

Xbrane Bioscience's Rhamexâ“ž¢ Protein Expression System Becomes First Set of Vector Constructs Available Through Gene Designer"”DNA2.0's Groundbreaking Gene Assembly and Design Application Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 11, 2011 PEGS Summit: DNA2.0 today announced that it will offer third-party genetic constructs through the company's groundbreaking gene assembly and design application, Gene Designer. The Rhamexâ“ž¢ protein expression...

2011-03-16 00:00:30

DNA2.0, the leading gene synthesis and protein engineering company, announced today that it has moved to a new, state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Silicon Valley to accommodate the company's rapid growth"”especially in the development of gene design and optimization technologies. Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2011 DNA2.0, the leading gene synthesis and protein engineering company, announced today that it has moved to a new, state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Silicon...

2011-02-09 01:09:17

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have devised two new ways of "stapling" peptide helices to prevent these medically important molecules from losing their shape and degrading in the presence of enzymes. The discovery could help speed the development of peptide-based drugs against diseases including cancer. UB scientists say the methods they pioneered are simpler than existing techniques, one of which employs an expensive ruthenium catalyst to connect chemical side chains that protrude...

2010-10-07 22:18:00

SHANGHAI, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX), a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device research and development outsourcing company with operations in China and the United States, is proud to announce that Dr. Steven V. Ley, BP Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, visited WuXi AppTec facilities in Shanghai on September 28. He gave a lecture to WuXi scientists titled "New Tools for Synthesis: Enabling Technologies" as part of the WuXi...

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2010-06-24 08:44:59

A team of Vanderbilt chemists has developed a novel method for chemically synthesizing peptides that promises to lower the cost and increase the availability of drugs based on natural compounds. The new synthesis technique is described in a paper published in the June 24 issue of the journal Nature. Peptides are polymers made by stringing together two or more amino acids, the chemical building blocks of life, in a linear chain and folded into a globular form. DNA holds the blueprints for 20...