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Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance Selects HighRes Biosolutions

July 29, 2014

HighRes Biosolutions reported that it has been selected by the Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance to provide multiple automated robotic platforms to support the UK National Phenotypic Screening Centre's research activities.

According to a company release, the robotic systems will be deployed at two sites, the University of Dundee and the Target Discovery Institute at the University of Oxford.

"SULSA selected HighRes Bio as the preferred automation platform for UK-NPSC because of its flexible, high throughput and end-to-end robotics solution that can support a broad range of assays. This allows us to adapt the functionality of the system depending on our varying needs in phenotypic screening. Our goal ultimately is to help improve the success rate of new drugs coming into the market by providing academics who have innovative ideas, access to the state of the art screening systems. This investment will put Scottish universities at the forefront of academic drug discovery worldwide," said Andrew Hopkins, Director of SULSA.

"We, at HighRes, are truly excited about the opportunity to work with the UK's National Phenotypic Screening Centre Sites at the University of Dundee and University of Oxford," said Louis Guarracina, President of HighRes Biosolutions. "This partnership will allow each University the opportunity to expand their screening capabilities beyond traditional automation solutions and allow HighRes the opportunity to develop stronger relationships within the academic and government communities of the UK."

Installation of the systems is expected to begin in the latter part of calendar year 2014.

HighRes Biosolutions is a provider of design and construction of robotic systems and laboratory devices.

Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance is a research pooling partnership among the universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, St. Andrews and Strathclyde that is supported by the Scottish Funding Council.

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