Peptide Drug Development & Testing

Accelerate Your Drug Discovery With Southern Research


Southern Research is a leading contract research organization (CRO) that specializes in the development and testing of peptide drugs. We have a team of experienced scientists and researchers who are experts in all aspects of peptide drug discovery and development, including:

    • Target identification and validation
    • Peptide design and synthesis
    • In vitro and in vivo testing of peptides
    • Assessment of the safety and efficacy of peptides in appropriate model systems.

We offer a comprehensive range of peptide drug development and testing services, including:

    • Feasibility studies: We can help you assess the feasibility of developing a peptide drug for your target disease.
    • Lead optimization: We can help you optimize your peptide lead-candidate to improve its safety and efficacy through modifications such as the incorporation of non-natural amino acids
    • Preclinical testing: We can conduct all the necessary preclinical testing to evaluate the safety and efficacy of your peptide drug candidate in animal models, including fluorescent or radio-labeled biodistribution studies.
    • Manufacturing development: We can help you develop a manufacturing process for your peptide drug candidate so that it can be produced at scale for clinical trials.

If you are developing a peptide drug candidate, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about how we can help you accelerate your drug development program

Peptide drugs are a class of drugs that are made up of peptides, which are short chains of amino acids. Peptides are naturally occurring molecules that play a variety of roles in the body, including hormones, neurotransmitters, and growth factors. Peptide drugs are designed to mimic the natural functions of peptides to treat a variety of diseases.

Peptide drugs have several advantages over traditional drugs:

  • Peptide drugs are highly specific, which means that they are less likely to cause side effects.
  • Peptides can be adapted into functional small molecules.
  • Peptide-drug conjugates (PDCs) can be designed to target specific cells and tissues, delivering small molecules with high specificity.
  • Peptide drugs can be delivered orally or by injection.
  • Peptides can also be delivered in Lipid nanoparticles or in viral delivery systems.

Peptide drugs are used to treat a wide range of diseases, including cancer, diabetes, infectious diseases, and autoimmune diseases. It is a promising new class of drugs with the potential to revolutionize the treatment of a wide range of diseases.

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