Espikem s.r.l. is a Contract Research Organization founded in 2003 as a spin off company of the University of Florence that works in tight collaboration with the Interdepartmental Research Unit of Peptide and Protein Chemistry and Biology – PeptLab. Its activities are centred on the design, synthesis, characterization and commercialization of peptides and their analogues of pharmaceutical, biomedical and cosmeceutical interest.
In 2012 Espikem srl lead a project funded by Regione Toscana (POR CREO FESR 2007/2013) for the development of new active ingredients of pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical interest, and in 2016 started a collaboration with Apotech peptidi & cosmesi srl for the design and development of peptides of cosmeceutical interest.
The company offers third party services such as preparation of high purity peptides and amino acids analysis.