Combining the power of nature and genomics to create new medicines

Demuris Services

Natural Product Screening

Demuris has a unique collection of 10,000 actinomycete strains that are both diverse and dereplicated. This is a valuable source of new natural products, and extracts are available for testing in a wide variety of fields.

In addition to a large number of antibacterial and antifungal agents, natural products from actinomycetes have delivered important medicines in the following areas:

  • Cancer
  • Prevention of organ transplant rejection
  • Coronary stent coating
  • To lower cholesterol
  • Parasitic disease

Many other industries derive their products from natural sources, including:

  • Agrochemicals (e.g. pesticides, fungicides, herbicides)
  • Cosmetics
  • Food additives
  • Pigments for medicines, foods, clothes, furniture and cosmetics
  • Enzymes for food production, bioenergy processing, textiles and water/waste treatment
…...helping to identify new naturally derived products

Demuris Limited
Newcastle Biomedicine Bio-Incubators,
Faculty of Medical Sciences, Framlington Place,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4HH, UK

Tel: +44 (0)191 223 5608
Fax: +44 (0)191 223 5609
Email: enquiries@demuris.co.uk

Demuris Limited is registered in England, company number: 06255507

Demuris Limited 2015