µLot Platform Technology from Swedish Biomimetics 3000 uses discrete reaction units that help improve peptide manufacturing.

Benefits

  • Reduced cost
  • Reduced waste
  • Reduced energy use

Applications

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Drug discovery

UN Sustainable Development Goals Addressed

  • Goal 3: Good Health & Wellbeing

The Challenge

Two families of pharmaceuticals, peptides and oligonucleotides, have the potential to treat a very wide range of diseases. However, they are very expensive to produce and are often made using batch manufacturing, which produces unnecessary waste.

Innovation Details

µLot® Platform Technology uses a reaction system of multiple reaction and purification stages to create a chemical assembly line, similar to how ribosomes transcribe RNA to form proteins. An elongated cord or ribbon containing reactive chemical groups is moved continuously between the reaction and purification stages. A product is then slowly created, cleaved and then collected using acid. This process requires less space and significantly reduces waste and energy use.

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Biomimicry Story

Ribosomes are found in every living organism. They continuously move along RNA to transcribe it into proteins for use by cells.