Currently pharmaceuticals are being designed using the human body's own chemical substances, proteins and peptides. This trend based on new chemistry technologies will grow exponentially over the next decade.
In fact it seems that chemists in the Chemical Biology and Nanoscience department at the University of Copenhagen have published the ultimate do it yourself (DIY) cookbook for laboratory chemists in search of this next generation of medicines. This breakthrough innovation uses chemical methods in the design and synthesis of natural-like peptides.
According to biology textbooks, these small, protein-like peptide molecules deployed by the body in various functions - including as neurotransmitters, hormones and even antibiotics. Over the past thirty years peptides have become indispensable for basic research in biology, biochemistry and chemical biology. Because they are also important in applied research, it is easy to find more than 70 peptide-based pharmaceuticals currently found on the shelves of pharmacies.
An increase of therapeutically effective and efficient drugs will be manufactured by biotechnology companies as a result of the positive outcome of the University if Copenhagen and other similar research innovations.