Millipore and CXR Biosciences Launch New CYP450 Antibody Panel
Product News Jul 16, 2008
CXR Biosciences developed the antibodies exclusively for Millipore as a part of a portfolio of discovery toxicology products. CXR will also use these new reagents in its own research services business.
CYP450 plays an essential role in drug metabolism in the liver. Understanding drug metabolism is critical in designing more sensitive, and ultimately more predictive, assays for estimating possible liver toxicity. These new antibodies bind to most human isoforms of CYP450, as well as rat and mouse isoforms.
The CYP450 antibodies will be used to develop novel assays for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, agricultural and industrial sectors in order to bring new products to market. This joint offering from Millipore and CXR Biosciences represents the most comprehensive panel of CYP450 antibodies available for the drug discovery process.
“We are excited about our collaboration with CXR to develop and market these antibodies,” said Dr. Stella Redpath, group product manager at Millipore Corporation. “They represent a valuable new addition to Millipore’s portfolio of in vitro toxicology and drug discovery products.”
“We are delighted to work with Millipore in making these antibodies available to companies in drug and product development,” said Dr. Tom Shepherd, Chief Executive Officer, CXR Biosciences Ltd. “In developing improved assays for toxicity assessment that can be used alongside more traditional drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics (DMPK) and ADMET assays, the chances of obtaining unexpected adverse toxic effects are much reduced.”