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.