Teijin collaborate with biopharma firm peptide R&D

Teijin to collaborate with biopharma firm for peptide R&D

4:22 AM, 30th September 2015
Teijin to collaborate with biopharma firm for peptide R&D

TOKYO, JAPAN: Teijin Pharma Ltd, the core company of the Teijin group’s medical and pharmaceutical business, said it has agreed with PeptiDreamInc, a Tokyo-based biopharmaceutical company, to jointly research and develop macrocyclic and constrained peptides.

PeptiDream researches macrocyclic and constrained peptides with its proprietary peptide discovery platform system (PDPS). These cyclically shaped peptides which include non-natural amino acids, are expected to have advantages of both low- and high-molecular-weight pharmaceuticals, and affect various drug targets. They are expected to lead to many more drug discoveries, which have been in decline.

Teijin Pharma will combine its technologies and experience with PeptiDream’s PDPS technology to discover innovative pharmaceuticals based on various drug targets. Teijin Pharma will also research new low-molecular-weight pharmaceuticals by using data on macrocyclic and constrained peptides.

Current drug discovery research is focused on the discovery of low- and high-weight molecular pharmaceuticals, such as antibody preparations. Progress in drug discoveries has depleted the number of new targets, leading to the problem of declining efficiency in discovery research, Teijin said.

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