World Leading CRO in Protein Analytics
Company Profile

World Leading CRO in Protein Analytics

Protagen Protein Services (PPS) is a world leading CRO and recognized expert for analytical services in protein science. Since 1997 PPS has gained market experience and has set up a comprehensive spectrum of state-of-the-art analytical methods ensure highest quality.

PPS provides assistance to customers in the pharmaceutical, biotech and life science industry, partnering them throughout the entire process of developing biopharmaceuticals from candidate selection to approval.

  • History
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1997
Protagen GbR is founded as a spin-out from Ruhr-University, Bochum as a protein analysis services company by a group of three scientists including todays CEO Martin Blüggel

1999
Protagen GbR transforms into Protagen AG to expand with Proteomics Services.

2001
Protagen AG performs its first biosimilar analytics to define the quality target of an authorized biological product.

2005
Protagen AG presents successfully a release testing concept for an autologous tumor vaccine to EMEA biotech working party.

2005
Panatecs GmbH closes Series A financing with ZHFN Heilbronn, to establish GMP protein analytical services.

2006
Protagen AG awards its GMP certificate for performing protein analytical testing.

2008
Panatecs GmbH rescues a Big Pharma block buster market authorization by its innovative protein analytical approach.

2012
Protagen AG starts its first full biosimilar analytical CRO support.

2012
Protagen AG divests its protein analytical business unit as Protagen Protein Services GmbH (PPS) to ZFHN Heilbronn, one of the largest German funds 100% privately financed by a family office.

2014
Protagen Protein Services GmbH (Dortmund, Germany) merges with Panatecs GmbH (Heilbronn, Germany) to increase capacity and capabilities.

2016
Protagen Protein Services (PPS) GmbH continuously expands its service portfolio to become a full service provider for protein analytical testing.

2018
Protagen Protein Services GmbH welcomes its 100st Employee and continuous growth of service portfolio and capacities.

2019
Protagen Protein Services GmbH (PPS) and BioAnalytix Inc. based in Cambridge, USA, merge to establish an integrated global contract research organization for providing best-in-class analytics in biopharmaceuticals.

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Martin Blüggel

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


Protagen Protein Services (PPS) is a world leading CRO and recognized expert for analytical services in protein science. More than 20 years of market experience and the comprehensive spectrum of validated analytical methods ensure the highest quality for customers in the pharmaceutical, biotech and life science industry.

PPS supports Biosimilar developers with a broad range of analytical methods and consulting in achieving and demonstrating Biosimilarity

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