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GEN News Highlights : Mar 11, 2010

Evotec to Screen for Hits against Active Biotech Immune Disorder and Cancer Target

Company will use high-throughput and surface plasmon resonance screening with its Lead Discovery Library.

Evotec signed a high-throughput screening agreement with Active Biotech. The company is tasked with identifing and validating novel hits against an Active Biotech target involved in immune disorders and cancer.

Screening will focus on Evotec’s own small molecule Lead Discovery Library. The firm will leverage its high-throughput screening and surface plasmon resonance screening capabilities.

“We are impressed by the excellent quality of Evotec’s Lead Discovery Library, which we believe will enable us to generate high-quality hits, ensuring a smooth transition to medicinal chemistry activities,” comments Dorthe da Graça Trhige, Active Biotech’s director of development. “Importantly, the hits identified in the HTS will complement the ongoing lead optimization of compounds identified in house.”