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Biotage Continues Copenhagen R&D Collaboration

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Analytical chemistry company Biotage said today that it has extended a research collaboration with a University of Copenhagen researcher to develop new synthetic peptide and protein chemistry technologies.

Under the agreement, Biotage will continue to work with Professor Knud Jensen of the university's Faculty of Life Sciences to develop new applications for the company's Syro Wave automated peptide synthesizer.

The Uppsala, Sweden-based company said that the collaboration harnesses Jensen's research in developing novel chemistries for and applications of solid-phase peptide synthesis, and that it is part of an effort to meet growing demand for new tools for studying protein interactions.

"The Syro Wave is the first valve-free peptide synthesizer with integrated microwave heating," Jensen said in a statement. "It holds great promise for the synthesis of both long peptides and even small proteins."

The Syro Wave was developed through a collaboration that combined its Initiator microwave instrument technology with the Syro line of robotic peptide synthesizers developed by the German company MultiSynTech.