Pharmaceutical Intermediates

The pharmaceutical intermediates area of Kyowa’s bio-chemicals segment creates amino acids for use as pharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical intermediates as well as parenteral and enteral nutrition preparations.

A new dipeptide technology has been developed that brings value and savings to customers.

Sustamine® L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine is a dipeptide of the two amino acids L-alanine and L-glutamine, L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine (Ala-Gln). Compared to L-glutamine (Gln), Sustamine improves viable cell growth, and increases product yield in media applications. Furthermore, Sustamine itself dramatically reduces the level of ammonia, which is a byproduct of L-Glutamine degradation. Sustamine is very soluble in water and stable in solution, therefore it can be utilized to deliver the benefits of glutamine in a variety of applications.

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