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Proteros and SUPERGEN enter into an integrated lead discovery agreement

02-02-2011 06:07 PM CET | Science & Education

Press release from: Proteros biostructures GmbH

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Martinsried, Germany, February 02, 2011. Proteros Biostructures GmbH (Proteros) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with SuperGen Inc., under which Proteros will collaborate on the discovery of small molecule lead compounds against a specific target of interest. Under the agreement, Proteros will deploy its integrated lead discovery platform that seamlessly links structural biology, screening of a tailor-made compound and fragment library, compound profiling and medicinal chemistry activities aimed at rapid fragment evolution and lead finding.

Cony D’Cruz Chief Business Officer and President Proteros US, Inc. stated, “We are very pleased to be selected by SuperGen to work with them on an exciting target. We believe our structure guided approach is particularly suited to accelerate SuperGen’s efforts in this target area.”

“Rapid fragment evaluation will synchronize well with our CLIMB® discovery platform” said Dr. Michael McCullar, Senior Vice President Strategy and Discovery Operations “We are excited to be working with Proteros”.

About Proteros:
Proteros is a privately held company, which provides services and proprietary technologies to support integrated drug discovery within life sciences. The company accelerates and improves protein structure analysis and structure-based drug discovery with its expertise, industrialized processes and unique technologies for crystallography and fragment-based lead generation. Proteros complements its clients’ internal capabilities with external expertise and access to flexible resources. Proteros currently provides services for more than 80 pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients in North America, Europe and Japan. Proteros US, Inc. is a wholly own subsidiary of Proteros established to serve the growing customer base in North America.

Contact:
Proteros biostructures GmbH
Kurt Herrenknecht, Ph.D.
Am Klopferspitz 19
82152 Martinsried
Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 89 7007 61 – 0
E-Mail: herrenknecht@proteros.com
Internet: www.proteros.com

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