NovAliX and Servier Collaborate in Early Discovery Research Program
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|Tuesday, 09 October 2012 18:00 (UTC + 2)|
Under the terms of this agreement Graffinity, a NovAliX subsidiary, will be responsible for the discovery of specific small molecule lead candidates for a novel exploratory target chosen by Servier. NovAliX will identify hits using its Graffinity fragment-based screening technology that combines chemical micro-arrays with a proprietary SPR-imaging method for the detection of compound protein interactions. NovAliX will receive technology access fees and research funding from Servier.
"We look forward to utilizing NovAliX’s strong capabilities in biophysics and lead generation methodologies for this novel discovery program" said Bernard Marchand, PhD, Head of Servier Discovery Research.
Stephan Jenn, President of NovAliX, said "This drug discovery collaboration with a leading global pharmaceutical confirms the quality of our technologies and science, and underlines the value of our platform as an important tool to deliver valuable lead candidates."
With advanced NMR technologies, NovAliX provides fine characterization of biologics, thorough analysis of APIs and polymorphism studies to support pharmaceutical development and manufacturing teams.
NovAliX Group, a team of 130 scientists, is located in Strasbourg-Illkirch (France) and Heidelberg (Germany).