We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. You can read our Cookie Policy here.

Advertisement
Fundación MEDINA Announces Drug Discovery Collaboration with Cubist Pharmaceuticals
News

Fundación MEDINA Announces Drug Discovery Collaboration with Cubist Pharmaceuticals

Fundación MEDINA Announces Drug Discovery Collaboration with Cubist Pharmaceuticals
News

Fundación MEDINA Announces Drug Discovery Collaboration with Cubist Pharmaceuticals

Read time:
 

Want a FREE PDF version of This News Story?

Complete the form below and we will email you a PDF version of "Fundación MEDINA Announces Drug Discovery Collaboration with Cubist Pharmaceuticals"

First Name*
Last Name*
Email Address*
Country*
Company Type*
Job Function*
Would you like to receive further email communication from Technology Networks?

Technology Networks Ltd. needs the contact information you provide to us to contact you about our products and services. You may unsubscribe from these communications at any time. For information on how to unsubscribe, as well as our privacy practices and commitment to protecting your privacy, check out our Privacy Policy

Fundación MEDINA (Fundación Centro de Excelencia en Investigación de Medicamentos Innovadores en Andalucía), a research organization focused on discovery of novel drugs and bioactive molecules from natural products, has announced a contract research collaboration with Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Lexington, MA, USA, to discover novel antibiotics from Cubist’s and MEDINA’s proprietary and unique natural product libraries.

Fundación MEDINA makes available for screening one of the world’s most productive collections of microorganisms for discovery of secondary metabolites.

MEDINA is a recognized expert in the field of drug discovery and has collective experience with and historical ties to some of the most important natural products discoveries of recent decades.

Based upon its record of identifying drug-like compounds from microorganisms, MEDINA offers a unique platform for natural products discovery and opportunities to identify novel scaffolds unknown in synthetic libraries to respond to unmet clinical needs.

“This relationship represents a strategic collaboration to identify novel drugs in the area of infectious diseases from the exploitation of the unique natural products resources from Fundación MEDINA“ said Dr Olga Genilloud, Fundación MEDINA Scientific Director.

Dr Genilloud continued, “MEDINA provides the expertise and tools for maximizing the probability of success in the collaboration with Cubist and the discovery of promising compounds for the treatment of serious multidrug resistant infections”.

“We are pleased to be able to partner with Fundación MEDINA as we continue to seek new drug candidates that have been generated from secondary metabolites and from compounds that come from natural products,” said Ronald Farquhar, Cubist’s Senior Vice President of Discovery and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Farquhar continued, “Having access to Fundación MEDINA’s resources will greatly aid in our work to find new acute-care medicines to satisfy current unmet medical needs.”

The alliance will be focused on complementing Cubist’s drug discovery programs with new lead compounds in the development of new anti-bacterial drugs.

Advertisement