Biotechnology firm Retrogenix [http://www.retrogenix.com ] today announces the appointment of
Retrogenix's proprietary cell microarray technology is used by the majority of the world's top pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to rapidly identify the human cell surface receptors of antibodies, proteins, viruses and small molecules. The high likelihood of finding a molecule's receptor puts the success rate of the technology around four fold higher than other methods. This leads to significant savings by cutting research costs and preventing unnecessary project delays. Retrogenix's expansion in the US follows a sustained increase in demand for its technology, particularly in the area of target deconvolution following phenotypic screening.
Commenting on his appointment, Matthew said: "Retrogenix has developed a technology which is a major advance over existing methodologies. It is providing companies with the boost needed to secure a real competitive advantage in their phenotypic screening programs and maximize the IP gained as a result of identifying new targets. I am delighted to be part of a team that is having such a major positive impact on the industry and facilitating breakthroughs in medical research through its partnerships with leading academics."
The appointment was facilitated by
Retrogenix's proprietary cell microarray technology provides a fast, accurate and effective solution for determining the primary target and secondary target (off-target) activities of antibodies, proteins, small molecules and viruses. Microarrays of over 3,500 plasma membrane proteins expressed in human cells allow physiologically relevant interactions with test molecules or protein ligands to be identified with high sensitivity and specificity. Retrogenix's technology recently provided the critical breakthrough for a team studying the molecular mechanisms of severe malaria in children, the results of which were published in Nature (2013, 498:502). The Retrogenix technology is also widely used by major global pharmaceutical companies to advance drug discovery and development, predominantly in biologics research.
Retrogenix has offices near
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