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CEM Launches Specialty Chemicals for Peptide Synthesis

March 17, 2015


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(Matthews, North Carolina) March 18, 2015 – CEM Corporation, a leading supplier of peptide synthesis solutions, is pleased to announce the formation of a new business: the Specialty Chemicals Division. The Specialty Chemicals Division will focus on offering unique proprietary products that provide an advantage for peptide synthesis. Initial offerings will include a breakthrough technology exclusively licensed by CEM Corporation, SpheriTide® resins.
 
SpheriTide resins are unique in that they can reduce peptide aggregation and provide higher peptide purities compared to other resins, even at very high loadings (> 1.0 mmol/gram). This capability is possible due to a quasi-homogeneous peptide gel network generated by cross-linked ε-lysine residues. High loadings are particularly useful for larger scale peptide production in that they allow for high reagent concentrations, resin cost savings, and larger peptide production quantities within a certain reactor volume.
 
In order for customers to have easy access to the reagents available, the new Specialty Chemicals Division is launching an online store, opening March 18, 2015. All specialty reagents will ship world-wide to support the entire peptide community. Dr. Michael J. Collins, President and CEO of CEM Corporation commented: “Peptide synthesis continues to be an area of active research and investment at CEM. We have focused on improving this process through novel instrumentation, new chemistry developments and more recently unique chemicals. The formation of the Specialty Chemicals Business marks an expansion of CEM’s product offering to the peptide synthesis market and an area in which we expect continued and significant innovation moving forward.”
 
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CEM Corporation, a private company based in Matthews, North Carolina, is a leading provider of scientific solutions for critical laboratory applications. The Company has subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, and Japan, as well as a global network of distributors. CEM designs and manufactures systems for life sciences, analytical laboratories and processing plants worldwide. The Company’s products are used in many industries including pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical and food processing, as well as academic research.
 
For more information, contact CEM Corporation:
Jon Collins, Director of New Business Development
Tel. (704) 821-7015 ext 1152
 
Keller Barnhardt, Life Science Marketing Manager
Tel. (704) 821-7015 ext 1240
 
SpheriTide® resin technology is patented under PCT/EP2012/057264 and exclusively licensed by CEM Corporation.
SpheriTide® is a registered trademark of SpheriTech Ltd.

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