StrainChem has just taken a decisive step towards an environmentally friendly peptide synthesis methodology. The company announced the development of its SPPLS technology operating without protecting groups

StrainChem, an organic chemistry company based on the Biopôle Clermont-Limagne, announced that it has developed a new peptide access technology.

Peptides, chains of amino acids, are molecules with a great number of pharmacological properties and for which cancer, metabolic diseases or diseases of the central nervous system are therapeutic fields in strong demand.

Traditionally, chemists use protecting groups to prepare these molecules of interest. However, their defects are to lengthen the time needed for synthesis, while being costly and polluting.

Free of these protecting groups, the SPPLS technology (StrainChem Liquid Phase Peptide Synthesis) developed by StrainChem offers a real break with a faster, more economical and, above all, more environmentally friendly synthesis. The environmental quality of the process is also due to the fact that the key elements of the technology are recyclable.

StrainChem is already in discussions with financial and industrial partners to exploit this discovery and aims to move its SPPLS technology to the industrial stage within the next 5 years.

Since its creation, StrainChem has been supported by the Busi Incubator, BpiFrance and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region.


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