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A two-year strategic research collaboration and licence agreement has been formed between Karolinska Institute spin out, Pelago Bioscience, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals that will focus on the CETSA method. more

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Preclinical stage drug discovery company, CYTOO, and biopharmaceutical company, Pfizer, have announced a research collaboration with the aim of developing a target discovery platform for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). more

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Newly formed drug discovery company, Azeria Therapeutics, has announced that it has successfully raised £4 million in a Series A investment round from the £70 million CRT Pioneer Fund, managed by Sixth Element Capital. more

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Here, Dr Sheuli Porkess, deputy chief scientific officer, Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), outlines how the pharmaceutical industry takes a substance from molecule to medicine and how the process requires persistence. more

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Ubiquigent — a company focused on enabling and supporting ubiquitin system targeted drug discovery — has been awarded a new grant from Innovate UK. more

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Global drug discovery and development services company, Crown Bioscience, has extended its existing portfolio of humanised drug target models (HuGEMM) to its San Diego facility. more

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According to scientists from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK, a new drug discovery system can be used to target phosphatases (a family of enzymes) that are mostly considered to be ‘undruggable’. more

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A strategic partnership has been formed between Taconic Biosciences and Cyagen Biosciences — both global companies that generate custom genetically engineered rodent models and associated services. more

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Concept Life Sciences — integrated drug discovery, development and analytical services company — has achieved FDA Establishment Identifier (FEI) registration and commissioned an expansion of its services as a result. more

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Integrated solutions provider — Lonza — has announced the launch of a new bioscience website, designed to support the work of scientists across the bioresearch, drug discovery and pharmaceutical manufacturing fields. more

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Provider of integrated drug discovery services, BioAscent Discovery, has secured funding worth £1.6 million from Maven Capital Partners, which it will use for growth through its offering of integrated drug discovery and compound management services. more

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Privately held company, Emulate, has secured a $36 million Series C financing round, the funds from which will be used to expand the company’s product suite and commercialisation of its Human Emulation System. more

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PhoreMost, UK-based biopharmaceutical company, has entered into a collaboration with o2h discovery (o2h) — an Anglo-Indian medicinal chemistry company that has in-house capability to take drug discovery programmes to the IND filing stage. more

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Provider of label-free drug discovery solutions, SAMDI Tech, has announced it has received a small business innovation research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)… more

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Artelo Biosciences, a biopharmaceutical company, has entered into a global research and development partnership with India-based integrated discovery-development service provider, Syngene, and UK-based specialist CRO, Aptus Clinical. more

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Funding for a series of ambitious technology projects set to transform drug discovery has been announced by business secretary, Greg Clark. more

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A multi-target strategic collaboration has been formed between drug discovery and development company, Lodo Therapeutics, and Genentech — a member of the Roche Group. more

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Privately-owned drug discovery services company, Domainex, has been included in the annual top 1000 list of Europe’s fastest growing companies, published by the Financial Times. more

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Provider of label-free drug discovery solutions, SAMDI Tech, has partnered with Enamine — supplier of drug-like screening compounds — to expand the number of molecules in their small-molecule compound libraries. more

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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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