Admescope launches services for biologics
The number of drug development projects with biological drugs has been continuously increasing over the past decade. Therefore, the expansion to serve this growing market was a logical continuation for Admescope’s service development, after having previously built a strong and comprehensive service portfolio for the research of small molecules and peptides. To answer the growing demand for services for large molecule development projects, Admescope initiated the R&D program for Biologics in 2017, and has been performing initial customer projects since summer of 2018.
At launch, Admescope’s service offering for biological drugs consists of protein molecular weight and structural characterisation, targeted protein quantification (LC/MS and ELISA), peptide mapping and detection of post-translational modifications, and protein pharmacokinetics. The R&D project continues also after the commercial launch of the initial service offering, and further services for biologics will be introduced still during this year.
Dr Ari Tolonen, CEO of Admescope said, “We are thrilled to add another notable step on our growth path this year, following the successful acquisition of MetaSafe AB in June. With the group of experienced protein scientists that we have recruited for our Biologics’ team, we are able to serve the growing segment of biological drug development with the same high quality and expertise that our customers are used to with our services for small molecules and peptides. The launch of services for biologics enables us to address a new customer segment, as well as offer an even broader service portfolio to our existing ones.”
About Admescope Ltd
Admescope is a privately-owned contract research organisation (CRO) providing the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and veterinary industry with ADME-Tox services. The service offering is widely spread over the whole ADME-Tox area, with a unique expertise in drug metabolism and drug interactions services. The company was established in 2011, has its headquarters and main research site in Oulu, Finland and another research site in Södertälje, Sweden. Admescope works with a high number of customers in 25 countries on 4 continents.
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