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Protein Therapeutics

Dr. Joseph P. Balthasar

The Center for Protein Therapeutics (CPT) works with leading pharmaceutical companies to advance the development of next-generation protein drugs, providing improved effectiveness and convenience for users. 

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Protein-based drugs, such as insulin, can treat a wide variety of conditions with remarkable effectiveness. In fact, a significant number of drugs approved by the FDA in the next decade are projected to be based on protein therapeutics. But current limitations often make correct formulation and administration of such drugs difficult.

A facility within UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CBLS), the CPT conducts leading-edge research and provides structured training programs in concert with other centers at the CBLS.

Primary areas of CPT research

  • Investigation of determinants of protein pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics 
  • Development of improved bioanalytical methods for quantification of proteins in biological samples
  • Development of improved methods for bioproduct engineering and formulation

World-class partners

The CPT has collaborated with some of the world’s most respected pharmaceutical companies, including:

Faculty investigators

Joseph P. Balthasar, PhD

Associate Dean for Research; Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

452 Kapoor Hall Buffalo, NY 14214-8033

Phone: 716.645.4807

Email: jb@buffalo.edu

Jun Qu, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

319 Kapoor Hall, Buffalo, NY 14214-8033

Phone: 716.645.4821

Email: junqu@buffalo.edu

Robert M. Straubinger, PhD

Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

318 Kapoor Hall, Buffalo, NY 14214-8033

Phone: 716.645.2844

Email: rms@buffalo.edu

Sathy V. Balu-Iyer, PhD

Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

359 Kapoor Hall Buffalo, NY 14214-8033

Phone: 716.645.4836

Email: svb@buffalo.edu