Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Scientific Communities
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article

Alacrita and Debiopharm Group™ Collaborate

Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Bookmark and Share
Collaboration to identify early stage drug candidates from the Massachusetts life science cluster.

Alacrita and Debiopharm Group™ (Debiopharm) have established an alliance to identify oncological, autoimmune, infectious diseases as well as metabolic in-licensing opportunities stemming from the Massachusetts life science cluster.

Alacrita will strengthen Debiopharm’s in-house scouting team in their search for small molecules, antibody or peptide-based product candidates.

The companies are seeking preclinical assets against novel targets which represent first-in-class opportunities.

Debiopharm focuses on the development of prescription drugs that target unmet medical needs. The company recently in-licensed assets from two Massachusetts companies, including Mercury Therapeutics Inc. (Woburn, MA) and Curis Inc. (Lexington, MA).

In recognition of the depth and breadth of life science innovation in Massachusetts, Debiopharm sees the value of a local presence in the region and has selected Alacrita as its representative.

Alacrita is also in charge of identifying opportunities for Debiopharm elsewhere on the East Coast.

David Deperthes, Vice President, Business Development & Licensing at Debiopharm said: “Massachusetts hosts global leaders in pharmaceutical innovation. As such, the area represents a strategic priority for us as we source opportunities from around the world to expand our pipeline of novel medicines. We are delighted to be working with Alacrita, a leading pharma consultancy on both sides of the Atlantic.”

Rob Johnson, Partner at Alacrita Consulting, said: “Debiopharm’s resources and expertise in global pharmaceutical development make it an ideal partner for Massachusetts organizations looking to move their preclinical programs into clinical trials. Debiopharm has a track record of shepherding early stage pharmaceutical programs into late stage clinical trials and has demonstrated extraordinary success in delivering new medical breakthroughs to patients, a testament to its impressive preclinical, clinical, manufacturing, drug delivery, formulation and regulatory expertise. Alacrita is proud to have been selected by Debiopharm to source new in-licensing opportunities for the group and enable the next generation of medical products.”

Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More Than 5,100+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters

Sign In

Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Alacrita Aggregates the Life Science Practices of Two Consulting Firms
Company appoints Simon Turner PhD FRSC as Partner.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Scientific News
Integrated Omics Analysis
Studying multi-omics promises to give a more holistic picture of the organism and its place in its ecosystem, however despite the complexities involved those within the field are optimistic.
Unravelling the Role of Key Genes and DNA Methylation in Blood Cell Malignancies
Researchers from the University of Nebraska Medical Center have demonstrated the role of Dnmt3a in safeguarding normal haematopoiesis.
Salford Lung Study - The First Real World Clinical Trial
In this podcast, we learn about the Salford Lung Study and its potential to revolutionize the way we assess new drugs and treatments around the world.
Point of Care Diagnostics - A Cautious Revolution
Advances in molecular biology, coupled with the miniaturization and improved sensitivity of assays and devices in general, have enabled a new wave of point-of-care (POC) or “bedside” diagnostics.
Mass Spec Technology Drives Innovation Across the Biopharma Workflow
With greater resolving power, analytical speed, and accuracy, new mass spectrometry technology and techniques are infiltrating the biopharmaceuticals workflow.
NIH Study Determines Key Differences between Allergic and Non-Allergic Dust Mite Proteins
Researchers at NIH have uncovered factors that lead to the development of dust mite allergy and assist in the design of better allergy therapies.
New Mechanism of Plant RNA Degradation Identified
Researchers have identified a novel mechanism by which RNA is degraded.
Achieving “Green” Desalination
Workshop explores ways to reduce or eliminate the carbon footprint of seawater desalination plants.
NIH Contributes to Global Effort to Prevent and Manage Lung Diseases
The large scale trial will measure health benefits of clean cookstoves.
Study Finds Key Regulator in Pulmonary Fibrosis
Researchers identify an enzyme that could open the way to therpies for chronic fatal lung disease.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
5,100+ scientific videos