Gardner Firm Opens SF Bay-Area Office

Worcester Business Journal


By Matthew L. Brown


Worcester Business Journal Staff Writer


September 10, 2009

Gardner-based New England Peptide has opened a West Coast development office in Los Gatos, Calif.

According to the company, the office will allow for more "hands-on support and service" for customers in the Western United States.

The company has put John Phipps, who was hired in March, in charge of the West Coast office. In 2001, Phipps founded Global Peptide Services in Colorado.

New England Peptide designs and manufactures custom peptides and antibodies used in drug, vaccine and diagnostic research. The company said many of its West Coast customers also have commercial aspirations and therefore need peptides and related services during peak working hours.


"Over the past 8 years we have used NEP for synthesis of many hundreds of peptides. The quality of NEP’s product is consistently very high. The company is deeply knowledgeable in all aspects of peptide synthesis, highly collaborative, and keenly interested in meeting the changing needs of their customers with respect to scale and formatting for delivery of peptides. One example is their flash-purified product which meets the need for initial draft-level evaluation without breaking the bank. Our experience with NEP’s antibody production capabilities has also been very good..."
Steven Carr, PhD - Director of Proteomics, Broad Institute