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A cooperation agreement has been formed between drug discovery-focused contract research organisation (CRO), NovAliX, and a spin-off company of the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, ProteoPlex. more

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Global drug discovery and development services company, Crown Bioscience, has been selected as a strategic partner by Phanes Therapeutics to accelerate the discovery and development of novel oncology agents. more

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Tonight (28 February), Medicines Discovery Catapult is set to launch its second collaborative project to solve the issue of access to human tissue samples for drug discovery research in the UK. more

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According to Catalyst Corporate Finance, UK service-based pharma businesses involved in ‘smart’ areas of the market are experiencing heightened interest from domestic and international acquirers. more

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The Medicines Discovery Catapult, a new, national centre of applied research and development expertise, has revealed it is supporting a new ‘double-blind’ partnership to enable antimicrobial resistance (AMR) research. more

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Global provider of custom radiolabelling and integrated drug discovery services, Selcia has been acquired by Eurofins Scientific — global analytical testing and pharma discovery services company. more

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Privately-owned drug discovery services company, Domainex, has been granted a £118,000 award from Innovate UK to develop a new biophysical screening method for G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs). more

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A new joint report from the Medicines Discovery Catapult and the UK BioIndustry Association (BIA), released today (Thursday 18 January) has revealed insights into the productivity of the UK’s drug discovery community. more

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A not-for-profit alliance focusing on innovation in life sciences R&D, the Pistoia Alliance, has reached the first key milestone in its AbVance project with the first release of antibody structures into a protein data bank more

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A new national centre established to support innovative drug discovery, Medicines Discovery Catapult, has issued an invitation to collaborate on high-resolution analysis to small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK working on drug discovery. more

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Dimerix, a drug discovery company, has announced a manufacturing schedule to start later this month for its extended release tablet of propagermanium, which will be used in the DMX-200 human PK study and Phase IIb trial in chronic kidney disease more

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A strategic alliance between Cancer Research UK, Newcastle University and Astex Pharmaceuticals for drug discovery has been extended for another three years. more

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Nicola Sturgeon, the first minister of Scotland, has opened the new headquarters for ReproCELL — a provider of products and services for research in stem cells, drug discovery, human tissue and 3D cell culture — in Glasgow. more

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Exscientia and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have entered into a strategic collaboration to apply an AI-enabled platform in the discovery of novel and selective small molecules for up to 10 disease-related targets. more

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Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire have developed a new concept that may lead to the discovery of universal anti-influenza drugs, according to findings recently published in the journal Virology. more

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Data analysis released by GlobalData has revealed that innovation in drug discovery is a driver for the pharmaceutical industry now that the age of the blockbuster appears to be at an end and research and development spending is on the up. more

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Sygnature Discovery, UK provider of integrated drug discovery resource and expertise, has been ranked in the Financial Times list of Europe’s fastest growing companies, FT1000. more

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Biopharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca has unveiled its NiCola-B drug discovery robot, capable of performing industrial scale experiments in the search for new, life-saving medicines. more

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A group of internationally recognised scientists, including researchers from the University of Edinburgh, have claimed that advances in technologies are set to transform efforts to find life-saving medicines for diseases. more

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Workshop will discuss accelerated preclinical drug development and readying molecules for phase I more

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