SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) visited Europe and the Pivot Park Screening Centre in June this year. During this fully booked satellite event PPSC’s state-of-the-art uHTS facilities were visited Steven van Helden (PPSC) gave a presentation you can find below.
We need to look for new ways to translate basic research into healthcare
Saman Honarnejad studied biotechnology in Germany and the United States. For several years he has been project manager at Pivot Park Screening Centre (PPSC). PPSC screens candidate drugs through automated processes, enabling very large number of parallel experimentation. Honarnejad is in charge of COILED drug discovery program at PPSC, a joint effort between various academic institutions and biotechnology companies that is stimulating the discovery of new drug candidates. He is an advocate of open innovation, enabling translation of new insights from basic research in industryView article
The European Lead Factory, Europe’s largest collaborative drug discovery platform, continues its success story
The European Lead Factory (ELF) secured a total project budget of EUR 36.5 million under the second framework of the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI). Over the next 5 years, 20 partners in 7 countries will push forward the transformation of potential drug targets to new medicines in the new project ESCulab (European Screening Centre: unique library for attractive biology) under the European Lead Factory brand.View article