VENOM RESEARCH SOLUTIONS

Targeted-Venom Discovery Arrays (T-VDAs)

We offer the broadest range of venom libraries in the most flexible configurations.

Our T-VDAs are specifically formatted to maximise hits for your specific drug targets. This means they deliver the greatest value in new lead material, from specially selected venom components that have been purified and standardised in 384 well plates. Through multidimensional HPLC, we have separated the majority of the competing venom components to produce clear data of activity against the target of choice.

We use a wide range of venoms from snakes, scorpions, tarantulas, true spiders and other species, selected according to each specific project or target. Our T-VDAs are engineered to maximise the likelihood of success for difficult drug targets and new mechanisms of action. These products can be used for research applications, including target identification and validation, and for proof of concept or proof of mechanism studies.

When you purchase one of our T-VDAs, you can expect:

  •  Venom from 12 species
  • 2D HPLC fractionation
  • Supplied freeze-dried in Echo qualified 384 plates
  • 1-5 peptides per well
  • 3-5 replicates per well

We also offer full follow-up services, including hit identification, SAR and bulk resupply.

Custom Designed Arrays

With the huge array of drug discovery, cosmetic and crop science targets out there, it is not uncommon for our customers to need ligands and tools for targets which have not yet been prosecuted. We offer a custom array design service, using our expertise in combination with databases and published literature to produce T-VDAs for novel targets. Many of these custom arrays perform so well that they later become standard T-VDAs.

This custom service has lead us into novel venom pharmacology such as interactions with epigenetic targets including S100 and bromodomains, but also glutamate transporters and others.

Where possible, we will source new species to add to our collection, often at no additional cost to our customers. We can even include customer’s own preferred species, provided that they can be obtained in a way that is compliant with the Nagoya protocol.

We offer taylor-made arrays of 1D or 2D HPLC fractionated venoms that are manufactured specifically to meet your needs. Our venom experts can offer detailed guidance on choosing any 12 species as needed to optimally hit your target of interest. For further information, or for an informal discussion, contact a member of our team today.

Available T-VDAs

Available products for cosmetics and drug discovery

Anti-inflammatory inflamation cosmetic

Anti-inflammatory 

Cosmetic peptides to soothe skin and reduce inflammation

Antipollution cosmetic peptide toxins

Antipollution 

Cosmetic peptides to protect skin from toxins and pollutants

Venom cosmetic peptides

VenomSELECTTM 

Our bespoke cosmetic peptide design service

Target drug discovery

Target-based 

Target-based venom arrays for hard-to-hit drug targets

Therapeutic tagets cancer toxins

Therapeutic areas 

Venom arrays for antimicrobial, pain, cancer research, etc.

Custon venom array drug discovery targets

Custom Arrays 

Venom arrays designed by us for your target or research area

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