Biocatalytic Toolbox for Site-Selective Insulin Modification

Time: 3:10 pm
day: Day One


  • Outline the efforts on developing a general enzymatic method to chemoselectively functionalize insulin to enable the discovery and commercial manufacturing of novel insulin therapeutics
  • Explore how to use enzyme evolution to evolve from a single enzyme parent, a “toolbox” of highly active and selective amidation enzymes that enable chemists to construct insulin analogs without laborious chromatographic purification
  • Evaluate how the enzymes from the toolbox were applied to large scale synthesis of a preclinical candidate to demonstrate application for commercial manufacturing