Research Companies Join With Nonprofits | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 29 | p. 18 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 18, 2011

Research Companies Join With Nonprofits

Department: Business
News Channels: Environmental SCENE, Analytical SCENE
Keywords: CROs, contract research, drug discovery

The Innovative Vector Control Consortium has signed an agreement with the contract research firm Scynexis to find compounds suitable for development into new active ingredients for insecticides. Scynexis will screen its chemical library for activity against adult mosquitoes and create methods for screening other libraries from organizations around the world. Meanwhile, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has signed a pact with BioFocus related to Parkinson’s disease treatments. BioFocus will perform fragment-based screening and assay development and will run hit-finding programs.

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