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Therapeutic drugs for cancer and immune diseases are generally very expensive and often cause side effects. Use of non-standard peptides have been attracting considerable attention as a new approach to develop drugs with less side effects, but until now no one could find a way to create those peptides artificially. However, one Japanese company has successfully developed a revolutionary system called “Peptide Discovery Platform System”, or “PDPS”. PDPS enables humans to artificially create millions of different kinds of non-standard peptides and then narrow these peptides down to candidates for new drugs in short time. Watch this video to learn how this technology dramatically shortens the new drug development process and helps to significantly lower drug prices.
Therapeutic drugs for cancer and immune diseases are usually very expensive and often cause side effects.
Side effects arise when the effect of the drug isn’t limited to the targeted diseased cells and also affects healthy cells.
However, no one could find a way to create non-standard peptides using bio technology. The only way to acquire them was to find them accidentally in nature.
In Japan, however, one company has successfully developed a revolutionary system which enables humans to artificially create non-standard peptides. The system is called “Peptide Discovery Platform System”, or “PDPS”.
Also, in collaboration with JAXA, they are investigating new ways in outer space to further lower drug prices.
This video was created in collaboration with PeptiDream Inc.