Peptide for improved endotoxin detection and removal

Business opportunity

Due to the omnipresence of bacteria in our environment, endotoxins are a common contamination in pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, and biotechnological products. They are extremely toxic to humans due to their ability to elicit a strong immune reaction that causes sepsis and toxic shock. Endotoxin detection and removal is therefore a crucial, and a major concern and very broad use. However, the current solutions on the market are expensive, and either not sustainable or not efficient.

Researchers at the University of Oslo have identified a novel peptide that has a very high affinity for endotoxins. Potential applications could include inclusion in improved affinity resins for endotoxin removal or detection systems with improved sensitity.


A short peptide with very high affinity for endotoxins.


The binding affinity to different endotoxin types is several fold higher than currently available.

Gerbrand Koster Ph.D.

Gerbrand Koster Ph.D.

Technology Strategy Manager


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