Choosing a peptide synthesizer to meet your specific needs can be a daunting task. Here are some key factors to consider to be able to synthesize high quality peptides in the number and scale that matches your applications.
1. The question of throughput and parallel synthesis
Different applications and phases of research require different numbers of peptides. A peptide drug discovery program may involve screening hundreds (or even thousands) of peptides to find hits, followed by optimizing structure-activity relationships (SAR) with focused libraries to identify a single candidate that can be advanced to the clinic. The key to success is therefore to choose a synthesizer that has reaction vessels that can deliver the level of parallel synthesis you need to match your application1.