It all started as a ‘weird’ idea by one of the founders more than 20 years ago but lacked today’s NGS and computing capabilities. Now statistical peptide phage display has been developed into a fully validated and rapid method to determine the epitopes of antibodies also by the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology (IZI) in the city of Leipzig, Germany. This city is not only known for composers like Bach, Wagner, Schumann or Mendelssohn, it is also the place where immunology has had a home already at the time when the very first antisera for diphtheria were tested.
EPITOPIC GmbH started after 4 years of collaboration between PolyQuant GmbH in Bad Abbach and the Fraunhofer IZI in Leipzig, Germany. EPITOPIC and IZI cross-licensed the essential technologies. Today, we have our offices in BIO CITY, Leipzig.
EPITOPIC GmbH is still today a privately held limited company.