Protein research applications

Our protein research expertise and technology will help you generate insights in the structure and function of your protein targets. In turn, this will translate into new perspectives and solutions for many applications: drug design, epitope mapping, protein engineering and biosensor development.

Drug design

Structure-based drug design is an emerging alternative to the otherwise very exhaustive approach of large random library screening. High-resolution protein structures can serve to design or evaluate much smaller subsets of molecule libraries that have a higher chance of fitting the target interfaces.

Traditional drug design

+/- 100,000 keys to screen

Structure-Based Drug Design

1 key to synthesize

Epitope mapping

Structure-based epitope mapping is the surest way of locating and classifying antibodies, or other types of affinity bodies, binding your target.

Protein engineering

Enzymes serve as molecule transforming catalysts with a wide range of biological functions. Moreover, they have shown to be very useful in industrial processes offering several advantages such as efficiency, cost-effectiveness, sustainability and even unparalleled capabilities. Structural insights in the enzymatic reaction can be used to redesign enzymes for specific industrial processes (e.g. stability, production rate, yield, new capabilities, etc.).

Biosensor development

Biosensors play a major role in the detection of biomarkers whereby the capture of the target molecule by an immobilized binder is monitored by detecting changes in physiochemical properties at the interface. Having structural data on what the biosensor interface looks like can help enhance surface immobilization protocols that maximize biosensor sensitivity and specificity.

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