Manchester, United Kingdom, November 10, 2011 / B3C newswire / - Epistem plc (LSE: EHP), the UK biotechnology and personalised medicine company, announce a partnership with Dr Matthew Hardman at The University of Manchester in which novel preclinical models for cutaneous wound healing, developed within Dr Hardman’s laboratory, will be transferred to Epistem.
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Dr Hardman, who is based in the University’s Faculty of Life Sciences, said: “It is a real privilege to be awarded the first ever KTP grant to be sponsored by the Medical Research Council. This partnership represents a tremendous opportunity to realise the potential of our work.”
Catherine Booth, Managing Director at Epistem, added: “We are delighted to be working with Dr Hardman, who is a highly regarded wound healing expert, and to be able to provide our customers with access to cutting edge preclinical models.”
Epistem is a biotechnology and personalised medicine company commercialising its expertise in epithelial stem cells in the areas of oncology, gastrointestinal diseases and dermatological applications. Epistem develops innovative therapeutics, biomarkers, diagnostics and provides contract research services to drug development companies. The Group’s expertise is focused on the regulation of adult stem cells located in epithelial tissue, which includes the gastrointestinal tract, skin, hair follicles, breast and prostate. Epistem does not conduct research in the areas of embryonic stem cells or stem cell transplantation. Epistem operates three distinct business divisions, Contract Research Services, Novel Therapies and Personalised Medicine. The Contract Research Services provides specialised preclinical efficacy testing primarily for drug development companies on a ‘fee for service’ basis. This division has an eleven-year track record of providing testing services to international company clients in Europe, the United States and
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