Research & Development

Our biopharmaceutical business unit focuses on the research and development of both innovative biological and chemical entities.

It covers a wide spectrum of very diverse technologies, including complex small-molecule chemistries, medicinal chemistry, cell line development and recombinant protein production, protein purification and protein modification including (site-specific) conjugation, analytics, formulation and development of novel medicines. Read more about our strong scientific knowledge base.

Principal technologies

Our principal technologies comprise antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) technology, including a unique linker-drug platform to generate novel ADC candidates, as well as monoclonal antibody (mAb) technology.

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Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs)

Antibody-drug conjugates are designed to combine the specificity of antibodies directed against tumor-associated targets with potent cytotoxicity. Upon internalization of the ADC, the antibody-bound cytotoxic payload is released intracellularly, leading to tumor cell death.

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Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs)

Monoclonal antibodies are glycoproteins that can very specifically bind to target antigens and are widely used against therapeutic targets in oncology and autoimmune treatments.

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