Peptone - The Protein Intelligence Company Company
The science behind sequence-structure-function relationships in proteins is not fully understood. Thus, rational protein design and enhancement rely on combinatorial mutagenesis, which in turn demands extensive structural biochemistry training and specialised experimental pipelines. In the most cases of practical interest laboratory- and industrial-scale protein engineering, enhancement and production require repetitive, manual characterisation of thousands of mutants with an aim of selecting the variants with the most desired features. Consequently, because of its complexity and time-consuming character, protein engineering is the dominant part of R&D budgets in molecular healthcare and life sciences.