Proteintech Group Acquires Manufacturer of Human Cell-Expressed Proteins, HumanZyme

ROSEMONT, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Proteintech–Proteintech Group, the benchmark in antibodies, today announces an
agreement to purchase HumanZyme. HumanZyme is a leading manufacturer of
recombinant human proteins. Their proprietary human cell-expression
system generates authentic human proteins that have greater biological
activity and stability than competitors’ systems. With this acquisition,
Proteintech Group further solidifies its position as a leading
manufacturer of antibodies, proteins and ELISA kits.

“Proteins are the past, present, and future of biology and medicine. And
the future is using real human proteins to answer lingering questions
about who we are and deliver therapies that can bring hope to patients
suffering a myriad of diseases. With the acquisition of HumanZyme, we
now have the best human proteins in the world to complement our catalog
of high quality antibodies,” said Dr. Jason Li, CEO, Proteintech Group.

Dr. Mark Azam, VP of R&D and Operations of HumanZyme added, “We are
excited to join forces with Proteintech. Both of our teams have a
relentless commitment to quality. Producing the best antibodies and
proteins will lead to breakthrough results in medicine.”

“Life science to date has been using proteins derived from bacteria and
Chinese hamster ovary cells. There is a limit to how much we can
understand humans using non-human tools,” said Li, “With authentic human
proteins and specific antibodies, however, the sky is the limit.”

About HumanZyme

HumanZyme is a manufacturer of human cell-expressed proteins. It has
developed the HumaXpress™ human cell expression system, which produces
authentic recombinant HumanKine™ proteins with correct
post-translational modifications, subunit assembly, folding, secretion,
and stability to ensure the best possible results. Their proprietary
HEK293 expression system produces mature, authentically human proteins
with native biological function. More information about the company can
be found at www.humanzyme.com.

About Proteintech Group

Proteintech is an antibody manufacturer selling directly to scientists
and only selling its own products to maintain the highest level of
quality control leading to superior reproducibility and lot consistency.
With over 2/3 target coverage of proteins encoded by the human genome,
Proteintech’s 12,000+ antibodies are used every day by scientists all
over the world in a wide spectrum of research areas. To view tens of
thousands of publications and in-house validation images in WB, IHC, IF,
FC, IP, and CHIP using its antibodies and to learn more about
Proteintech and their mission to deliver products directly from their
bench to the researcher’s bench, please visit www.ptglab.com

Contacts

Proteintech Group, Inc.
Katie Bellows
katie@ptglab.com