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Insights into the Function of the Main Class of Drug Targets
About thirty percent of all medical drugs such as beta-blockers or antidepressants interact with certain types of cell surface proteins called G protein coupled receptors.
Visualizing a Cancer Drug Target at Atomic Resolution
Using cryo-electron microscopy, researchers were able to view, in atomic detail, the binding of a potential small molecule drug to a key protein in cancer cells.
Honey’s Potential to Save Lives
The healing powers of honey have been known for thousands of years.
3-D Printed Lifelike Liver Tissue for Drug Screening
A team led by engineers at the University of California, San Diego has 3D-printed a tissue that closely mimics the human liver's sophisticated structure and function. The new model could be used for patient-specific drug screening and disease modeling.
Cytoskeleton Crew
Findings confirm sugar's role in helping cancers survive by changing cellular architecture.
Biomarker for Recurring HPV-Linked Oropharyngeal Cancers
A look-back analysis of HPV infection antibodies in patients treated for oropharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancers linked to HPV infection suggests at least one of the antibodies could be useful in identifying those at risk for a recurrence of the cancer, say scientists at the Johns Hopkins University.
Valvena, GSK Sign New R&D Collaboration
Valneva to supply process development services for EB66® -based Influenza vaccines.
Light Signals from Living Cells
Fluorescent protein markers delivered under high pressure.
Cellular 'Relief Valve'
A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has solved a long-standing mystery in cell biology by showing essentially how a key “relief-valve” in cells does its job.
Genomic Signature Shared by Five Types of Cancer
National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a striking signature in tumor DNA that occurs in five different types of cancer.
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Caliper Discovery Alliances & Services (CDAS) is a Contract Research Organization offering comprehensive in vitro and in vivo preclinical contract research services. Their offering is articulated around different platforms including Target Validation with the creation of transgenic animals, Assay Development, Screening, Safety Pharmacology, Biochemical and Functional cell based profiling, Drug Efficacy in disease models and non-invasive small animal Optical Imaging.

NovaScreen Biosciences, now part of CDAS, pioneered receptor profiling studies in the early 1990’s and has established a best in class safety pharmacology platform with a large number of GPCR binding assays. Functional studies are very complementary to affinity-based radioligand assays as they provide very valuable information on the way a drug interacts with a GPCR target.

Using CDAS GPCRFunctional™ programs, you can determine if a drug is an activator or an inhibitor or what its potency and efficacy are for a given GPCR target. Understanding drug functionality is also an important benefit of functional studies and you can for example identify allosteric modulators that are generally difficult to identify using orthosteric ligand-based radioligand binding assays.

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