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8 June 2021

The benefits of therapeutic peptides

Peptide consists of several amino acids. Since the advent of insulin therapy in the 1920s, the medical effect of peptide therapy has been discovered and further developed. Many peptide drugs have been approved and R&D continues to increase as peptide drugs have several advantages. There are now about 150 different peptides in development and part of clinical studies. The specific peptides offer certain benefits as drugs; these include their high biological activity, high specificity and low toxicity (higher purity with less side effects). However, the main obstacles that prevent them from becoming active pharmaceutical ingredients are their lack of oral bioavailability and low stability under physiological conditions. Ansynth has a lot of experience in the quality analyses of popular therapeutic peptides, like Oxytocin, Octreotide, Glatiramer and Calcitonin.