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Axxam S.p.A.. (11/19/14). "Press Release: Axxam SpA Enters into Research Collaboration with F. Hoffmann – La Roche Ltd for Assay Development and Screening of Selected Drug Targets". Milan.

Organisations Organisation Axxam S.p.A.
  Organisation 2 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG (CH)
  Group Roche (Group)
Products Product drug screening (service)
  Product 2 assay development (drug discovery)
Person Person Hafenbradl, Doris (Axxam 201411 VP Discovery Services)
     


Axxam SpA (Milan/Italy), a leading provider of discovery services has entered a collaboration with F. Hoffmann - La Roche Ltd to discover new small molecules targeting various targets across multiple disease areas. The collaboration will speed up the development of small molecule drugs by accessing Axxam’s specific target expertise and advanced screening technologies.

The research collaboration includes assay development, adaptation to fully automated screening stations and HTS using the compound collection of F. Hoffmann – La Roche Ltd. Identified Hits will be characterized and validated with mode of action studies and selectivity screens using Axxam`s proprietary cell lines. The activities will be carried out both at the Axxam site in Milan, as well as at Hit Discovery Constance (HDC) GmbH in Constance/Germany, a new joint venture organisation between Axxam (Milan/Italy), Lead Discovery Center (Dortmund/Germany) and Centre for Drug Design and Discovery (CD3, KULeuven, Leuven/Belgium). Combined with HDC’s already established HTS services and compound storage facilities, Axxam represents one of the largest screening hubs worldwide.

Dr. Doris Hafenbradl, VP Discovery Services at Axxam and Managing Director at HDC commented: “The collaboration with F.Hoffmann – La Roche is a further demonstration that our key expertise in assay development and HTS is well recognized within the pharmaceutical industry. Our continuous investments in enabling screening technologies, combined with our science-driven attitude is absolutely crucial to generate and deliver excellent data quality. We are very pleased that F.Hoffmann – La Roche has selected us as a partner and we are looking forward to collaborate intensively and successfully with our colleagues at F.Hoffmann – La Roche.”


About Axxam SpA

Axxam (www.axxam.com) is a privately owned contract research and discovery company. The company has developed a proven track record as a third party research and discovery services provider for the Life Sciences industries including Pharmaceutical, Crop protection, Animal health, Cosmetics and Nutrition.

In addition, Axxam conducts several discovery programs for selected targets which are carried out in partnership with other companies or non-profit organizations.


About Hit Discovery Constance GmbH (“HDC”)

HDC (www.hit-discovery.de) is a new joint venture organisation between Axxam (Milan/Italy), Lead Discovery Center (Dortmund/Germany) and Centre for Drug Design and Discovery (CD3, KULeuven, Leuven/Belgium). The Company is based in Constance (Germany) and offers High Throughput Screening (“HTS”) using radiometric formats, High Content Screening (“HCS”) and Biosafety level 2 (BSL2) HTS. In addition, a REMP-based compound storage and handling facility allows high quality storage and high throughput compound picking activities.


For more information, please contact:

Axxam SpA
Dr. Doris Hafenbradl, VP Discovery Services
Phone: +39 02 2105680 Email: doris.hafenbradl.dh@axxam.com
Web : www.axxam.com

   
Record changed: 2017-04-02

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