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Non-natural amino acid commercialized through new reagent licensing program

Professor Matthew I. Gibson in the department of chemistry has licensed a non-natural amino acid, Fmoc 4-azido-L-phenylalanine, to the reagent company Kerafast. The amino acid is now available via the Kerafast catalog here, enabling scientists worldwide to use it in their own biochemistry and protein studies.


The University of Warwick has partnered with Kerafast to facilitate access to research materials developed in our university laboratories, including antibodies, cell lines, proteins and compounds. The program enables researchers to share reagents with a quick and simple Material Transfer Agreement. Kerafast markets the materials, handles selling and shipping logistics, and returns a portion of the proceeds to the university and contributing labs.


For more information, or to discuss distributing your lab's reagents through the program, visit or contact James Lapworth of Warwick Ventures.

Thu 23 Aug 2018, 10:10