Natural products are a source of chemical diversity and are an ideal starting point for most screening programs for pharmacologically active small molecules. Natural products can be extracted from tissues, cells, and secretions of microorganisms, animals, and plants. Crude extracts from any of these biological sources will contain a wide range of structurally diverse and novel compounds. Chemical diversity in nature is based on biological diversity. Pharmacognosy can offer the tools to identify, select, and process natural products destined for drug discovery. Usually, the natural product compound has some form of biological activity and that compound is known as the active principle - such a structure can evolve to become a discovery "lead".
Specialists from Creative Biostructure can provide MagHelix™ natural product identification and production services for drug discovery from natural products. Our partners and suppliers cover every aspect of natural products, able to satisfy your various demands. In addition, we can identify drug candidates/nutrients with therapeutic pharmacological effects from food products.
Creative Biostructure provides powerful technologies for the identification and quantification of various components in natural products, such as LC/MS, HPLC, GCMS, SFC, NMR, and offers fast and highly repeatable validation approaches for type, purity, strength, and composition, thus providing natural product evaluation and quality control (QC) analysis. We have expanded the scope of natural product research from solving sophisticated structural problems to developing high-throughput screening approaches for QC of natural products.
We have a specialized team with extensive experience in the isolation, purification, analysis, structure elucidation, and QC of natural products. With NMR and XRD techniques and automated equipment, we can automate multiple key analysis and interpretation steps, accelerate the workflow of the analytical process, and bring efficient small molecule structure analysis for drug discovery and natural product research. In addition, we apply metabolomics-related techniques and research strategies for natural product identification and analysis. Metabolomics technology is a powerful tool for natural product discovery, involving the evaluation of quantitative and qualitative metabolites in biological systems, and interpreting the biosynthetic transformation of natural products.
Creative Biostructure provides global customers in the pharmaceutical industry with multiple strategies for customized natural product production. Some of these strategies include:
We can utilize engineering microorganisms to heterogeneously synthesize some natural products or their precursors for drug discovery, including the production of the most representative natural products in yeast: terpenoids, alkaloids, and phenylpropanoids.