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Meet us at DCAT, New York City, USA, March 16-19, 2015



Bachem is participating in the Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association, Inc. (DCAT) Week. DCAT Week is considered the pharmaceutical industry’s premier event for business development. Pharmaceutical and chemical sourcing professionals, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and service providers come together to meet and build relationships.


Bachem is the world´s leading independent manufacturer of peptides used as active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) with a range of more than 40 generic products of which more than 25 are peptides. Our generic APIs are used in the field of cancer, diabetes, obesity, fertility and many more.


We would like to invite you to visit us at Suite 40M during DCAT Week 2015 on March 16-19, 2015 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York, USA.

Our Business Development Executives would be glad to present details of our generic APIs portfolio. 


We have the capacity to produce generic peptide APIs in quantities of hundreds of kilograms and small molecules in tens of tons per year. Our GMP manufacturing facilities are located in Switzerland and the United States and are regularly inspected by the FDA and local authorities.




We search the Internet for news about peptides in basic research and pharmaceutical development. Here are some highlights from recent week:


Research uncovers potential therapy to prevent arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death after heart attack – PR Newsire

Promising novel target for multiple sclerosis therapy discovered – GEN

Sticky protein hails new approach for treating Parkinson's – EurekAlert!

Nano-sized 'drones' deliver targeted drugs and repair arteries – Medical News Today

The interview: Andre Casagrande, Group Leader generics



PT: Andre,tell us what you do at Bachem?

Andre: I am group leader generics and together with my team we are taking care of the sales activities on our Generic APIs within Europe, MENA and parts of Asia (mainly India).


PT: How long have you been with Bachem and what did you do before?

Andre: I have started my career at Bachem in 2002 directly after college.


PT: What is your academic background/degrees or training?

Andre: My background is commercial and I am holding an EMBA from the University of Applied Sciences of Northwestern, Switzerland.


PT: Last but not least, what do you like to do outside of Bachem?

Andre: I like to run and ski. I do also enjoy cars very much.


PT: Thank you very much, Andre.









Bachem peptides and biochemicals are widely cited in research publications. Congratulations to all our customers with recent publications! 

> A G Protein–Coupled Receptor Dimer Imaging Assay Reveals Selectively Modified Pharmacology of Neuropeptide Y Y1/Y5 Receptor Heterodimers
Laura E. Kilpatrick, Laura J. Humphrys, and Nicholas D. Holliday
Mol. Pharmacol. 2015; 87:718-732.  [Abstract]


> Staphylococcus aureus-induced clotting of plasma is an immune evasion mechanism for persistence within the fibrin network
Torsten G. Loof, Oliver Goldmann, Clément Naudin, Matthias Mörgelin, Yvonne Neumann, Marina C. Pils, Simon J. Foster, Eva Medina, and Heiko Herwald
Microbiology. 2015; 161:621-627. 


> Kinin B1 receptor regulates interactions between neutrophils and endothelial cells by modulating the levels of Mac-1, LFA-1 and intercellular adhesion molecule-1
Carlos D Figueroa, Carola E Matus, Francisca Pavicic, Jose Sarmiento, Maria A Hidalgo, Rafael A Burgos, Carlos B Gonzalez, Kanti D Bhoola, and Pamela Ehrenfeld
Innate Immunity. 2015; 21:289-304. 


> A Metalloprotease Secreted by the Type II Secretion System Links Vibrio cholerae with Collagen

Bo R. Park, Ryszard A. Zielke, Igor H. Wierzbicki, Kristie C. Mitchell, Jeffrey H. Withey, and Aleksandra E. Sikora

J. Bacteriol., Mar 2015; 197: 1051 - 1064[Abstract]

Peptide Puzzler

How many Peptides are available @ ?



C.)more than 3,000




Submit the correct answer to by 12:01 am Los Angeles time on Friday, March 27, 2015 for your chance to win a Bachem football . 


Last Month's Winner


Congratulations to Austin McMordie!

Austin has been working at Almac in Northern Ireland for over 15 years. During this time he has held various chemistry positions with Almac’s custom synthesis, radiochemistry and process development groups. His current role as New Opportunities Manager involves the preparation of technical proposals for new chemistry projects.