Mission & Innovation

preclinics Italia srl is an innovative start-up based in Parma, Italy.
Relying on the specific expertise of its managing director, Valentina Garrapa, PhD, the research team of preclinics Italia specializes in the design, selection and production/purification of recombinant antibodies, in particular the variable domains of camelid VHH antibodies (also known as Nanobodies® or single domain antibodies) and their functionalized derivatives. Our strength and specialization is the production of customized VHH ligands for various biomedical research and diagnostic applications.

Our in-house and externally acquired resources enable us to design and produce engineered VHH antibodies conjugated with near-infrared fluorescent protein (NIR-FP), luciferase, horseradish peroxidase (HRP) and Fc domains of immunoglobulin G (IgG). For our services, we always aim for close cooperation with our customers in order to meet their needs and requirements in a highly personalized manner.

We are constantly looking for new ways to improve our products and services, committed to providing high-quality products and services that best meet the needs of our customers. We work closely with our clients to understand their needs and provide the best tailored solutions.


preclinics Italia is specialized in the selection of Single Domain antibodies (VHH) from immune libraries and naïve libraries. With more than 100 New World Camelids on the pasture we can provide you with the best tailor-made antibody of interest. 

Our team is highly specialized in protein engineering and we can provide you with fluorescent/luminescent beacies, take a look at our website https://beacies.com/

We developed an IP protected display system to present your peptide to the immune system.

We can develop and express the antigen to be used as an immunogen in our New World Camelids. We offer E. coli expression (10+ strains available), Pichia pastoris, Pichia GlycoSwitch® system, and  mammalian cells (partnering with preclinics certified products)).

Do you have an antibody and need help in its further characterization? We can help you with ELISA assays and epitope mapping.

We are open to any kind of collaboration to establish new methods for the development/analysis of your single domain antibody.

We are the Italian referent for all the preclinics GmbH services, the German main site specializes in early preclinical studies for drug development, get in touch with us to know more.



Born from a collaborative project with Biopharmanet TEC, the interdepartmental center for health product innovation at the University of Parma, preclinics Italia srl is located on the university campus in a state-of-the-art research environment.


General Information
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preclinics Italia

Legal office

via Nazario Sauro 3
43121 Parma

Operative site

preclinics Italia srl c/o Università di Parma
Parco Area delle Scienze, Tecnopolo 43124 Parma


+39 0521 902121