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Polypeptides, due to their biocompatibility and biodegradability, are ideally suited for in vivo biomedical applications. Another advantage of polypeptides over synthetic polymers is their excellent belnd of chemical diversity and engineering programmability. Once designed, polypeptides can be mass-produced via biosynthesis at low cost and reduced level of pollution. Potential application of polypeptides in medicine and pharmacy include targeted drug delivery, tissue repair, controlled chemical release, biosensing, etc.

Dr. Yu has extensive experience in the design, synthesis and characterization of artificial proteins for medical and pharmaceutical applications.

Dr. Yu has a broad educational background with a BS (Biochemistry) from Peking University and a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University. In addition to his consulting practice, Dr. Yu holds an assistant professorship in the Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Utah. He has published extensively in several areas.

Dr. Yu's background is particularly useful to clients with investigational studies where expertise in drug delivery systems is required.

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