New England Peptide, LLC (NEP), has opened a new production instrumentation laboratory at its Massachusetts facility.
"The laboratory will allow NEP's engineering team to bring the same level of focus and technology inherent in its R&D lab to new production technology," says Sam Massoni, NEP's founder and senior vice president of science and new technology.
"Customers turn to NEP for the highest-quality peptides available," says Dave Robinson, CEO. "But what many people do not realize is that the company also is continuously developing industry leading production processes and technologies."
NEP's engineering team is no stranger to new technology development. In 2003, the group introduced a custom peptide array program. With the program, explains Robinson, customers are able to obtain NEP's high-quality custom peptides in a 96-well plate format with a two-week leadtime -- at $28 per peptide.
"Our customers regularly remind us of how the peptide array program has changed the way they do research with peptides," says Robinson. "They now have the time and financial resources to conduct research they previously could not afford."
NEP's engineering staff will use the lab to develop new instrumentation, qualify newly acquired production equipment and bring instrumentation offline for maintenance.