Date: October 27, 1997 Comparison chart Chart 2
For years, peptides were the purview of immunologists and endocrinologists, but with the development of combinatorial chemistry and phage display libraries, the demand for peptides has skyrocketed. So too has the number of companies that provide custom peptide services. Once the bailiwick of a handful of companies, the field has burgeoned to close to 40 companies. The playing field is divided into at least two sectors: those companies with long-standing traditions in this area that provide comprehensive services in the manufacture and in some cases design and testing of peptides, and those that provide a low-cost product with a quick turnaround to appeal to the impatient and somewhat less discriminating researcher.

What sets companies apart is the range of services provided along with the peptide. Some companies try to be full-service providers with, for example, capabilities for antibody production or oligo production...

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