Kinaxo Enters in to an Agreement with AstraZeneca
News Jan 05, 2011
Kinaxo will employ high-end mass spectrometry-based technologies to quantitatively analyze posttranslational protein modifications on a proteome-wide scale. Since protein modifications play pivotal roles in many cellular processes (e.g. cell death or DNA repair) such comprehensive analysis will gain valuable insights into cellular functions of potential drug targets. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.
Dr. Henrik Daub, CTO at Kinaxo commented: “Posttranslational modifications and their regulation are key factors in understanding cellular behavior and molecular drug action. We are delighted to apply our expertise to support AstraZeneca’s research in such highly promising fields of investigation. This collaboration further strengthens Kinaxo’s position as a preferred technology partner for global pharmaceutical companies.”
A team led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers says it has identified two protein biomarkers in urine that may one day be used to better diagnose acute interstitial nephritis, an underdiagnosed but treatable kidney disorder that impairs renal function in the short term and can lead to chronic kidney disease, permanent damage or renal failure if left unchecked.READ MORE