Biotech Updates

Novel AI Method Produces Antimicrobial Peptides

November 22, 2023

Researchers from Germany produced a novel method to find and create peptides that can be used against different types of bacteria. Their findings demonstrate the great potential of the technique in the health industry.

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the top 10 health threats in the world, causing over 1 million deaths annually. To add to this troubling issue, the production of new microbials is also lagging behind.

Researchers from various institutions in Germany combined AI with synthetic biology to develop a cell-free protein synthesis pipeline that can be used to create antimicrobial peptides from DNA templates. The technique offers a quick, inexpensive, and high-throughput way for antimicrobial peptide screening.

Read the journal article in Nature Communications for more information.

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