SetLance exploits a tetra-branched (left) or di-branched (right) peptide format for the construction of long-lived molecules to be developed as new drugs.










SetLance develops new lead peptide sequences, which are optimized, characterized in vitro, and eventually developed in the preclinical, and early clinical phases.


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