XenoGesis and BioAscent Forge Alliance to Offer Enhanced Integrated Drug Discovery Services
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Both companies have outstanding drug discovery and development credentials. Together they are dedicated to delivering tailored solutions for clients and a more personalised service which ranges from target evaluation through to candidate nomination and predicted clinical pharmacokinetics and dose.
XenoGesis is a fast-growing provider of DMPK services, quantitative bioanalysis, in vitro pharmacology and modelling and simulation for human PK and dose prediction and the core team has a proven track record of delivery in drug discovery. BioAscent’s integrated drug discovery services are delivered by a team of expert biologists, medicinal chemists and compound management scientists co-located in state-of-the-art biology and chemistry laboratories.
Commenting, Richard Weaver, Managing Director of XenoGesis, said: “Our two businesses are closely aligned and offer great synergies for our clients, to provide a quick and effective route to drug discovery. There are very few organisations that genuinely can provide leading chemistry, biology and DMPK expertise collectively, with a track record of producing a series of viable candidates. Together we will provide a seamless relationship that allows for iterative drug design programmes, whilst reducing costs, improving timelines and increasing success rates for our clients.”
CEO of BioAscent, Paul Smith, added: “BioAscent has recently launched its integrated drug discovery services with a truly exceptional team of medicinal chemists and biologists, building on our established capabilities in compound management and our in-house Compound Cloud library. This strategic alliance with XenoGesis means we can also offer specialist DMPK capabilities and assay evaluation to identify - at the earliest possible stage in the drug discovery process - those compounds that a client can take forward. Together we seek to not just provide our clients with data, but also iterative feedback and advice, right from the start.”