Your Trusted Partner for Reagents "Of The Highest Importance"

As former scientists in the biopharma industry, we understand that starting with the right reagents is critical to the success of your drug discovery program. At Proteos, we strive to deliver high quality research reagents and data to enable both basic science and drug discovery research.

The word "protein" derives from the Greek word proteios, which means "of the highest importance". This is the inspiration behind our company name Proteos, reflecting our commitment to delivering the highest quality protein reagents that are "of the highest importance" to your drug development program.

Company Profile and History

Proteos is a contract research organization focused on the early stages of drug discovery in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. We provide custom recombinant protein expression and purification services, including recombinant antibody production.

  • Founded in 2003 by Clark W. Smith, PhD. and Robert L. Heinrikson, PhD.
  • Located in Kalamazoo, MI in the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) Innovation Center

Proteos history and timeline

Unmatched Expertise

We offer multiple protein expression platforms that can be combined with purification services for production of high-quality recombinant proteins and antibodies.

All of our processes have been thoroughly validated in-house to ensure delivery of quality product. With decades of combined experience, our scientists are ready to get started on your protein or antibody production project.

Leading the Industry

We have been honored to recieve awards presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. Winners were selected by Michigan-based judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development, and venture capital communities.

  • 2006 Michigan “50 Companies to Watch” Awardee
  • 2018 SmartZone “Best Small Business” Awardee

Employee-Led Excellence

In 2018, Proteos announced it was transitioning company ownership from the founders to the employees. As of 2022, Proteos will be a majority employee owned corporation.

Proteos is committed to not only providing high quality services to our clients, but also to providing a great place of employment for the retention of scientific talent in the Kalamazoo, MI area.

Giving Back to Our Community

We are committed to our local community and encourage employee volunteerism through paid time off. Proteos employees have been actively involved in:

  • Family and Children’s Services
  • Kalamazoo Gospel Mission
  • Kalamazoo Animal Rescue
  • Communities in Schools of Kalamazoo
  • United Way
  • YWCA
  • Adopt-a Highway
  • Mel Trotter Industries

Experienced Industry Leaders Dedicated to Your Needs

Proteos is an industry leader in customer-driven project design and implementation. We begin and end each of your projects with your needs in mind. Here’s how the process works:

  • First, we work closely with you to develop a customized, detailed workflow to deliver reagents and data fit-for-purpose to achieve your goals
  • Next, your dedicated project manager will monitor the project’s progress and communicate important project details in real time to facilitate data-driven decisions and mid-project changes
  • At project completion, we provide high quality protein with a full technical report detailing the entire project workflow with all associated data
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