GenScript Launches Neoantigen Specific Peptide Synthesis Service for Precision Immuno-oncology Therapeutic Development

BioSpace: Biotech, | April 01, 2020

GenScript Launches Neoantigen Specific Peptide Synthesis Service for Precision Immuno-oncology Therapeutic Development
GenScript USA Inc., a world leading biotechnology company, today announced the commercial launch of its neoantigen peptide synthesis service for biotech and pharma companies developing personalized cancer therapeutics. The service builds on GenScript's work over the past year producing 2,500 highly difficult neoantigen peptides for more than 50 of the world's leading immuno-oncology companies. Unlike traditional targets such as tumor-associated antigens, neoantigens are novel peptides only present within tumor cells and not in healthy tissue. Because of this, neoantigen-based immunotherapy

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The European regulators therefore considered that a change was needed. Following recent scandals such as the Poly Implant Prothese ("PIP”) scandali, certain initiatives were having already been taken under the current regime (a) to minimise the risk to patients' and (b) to reduce so called “notified body tourism” by increasing scrutiny on notified bodiesii; further harmonisation measures to improve patient safety were nonetheless deemed necessary.

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