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New: Optibrium and Lhasa Limited collaboration
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New: Optibrium and Lhasa Limited collaboration
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We are pleased to announce a new collaboration with Lhasa Limited that will integrate the Derek Nexus™ platform for knowledge-based prediction of compound toxicity as an optional plug-in module for StarDrop.

Toxicity of drug candidates is a major cause of expensive, late-stage failure in pre-clinical and clinical development. Lhasa’s Derek Nexus technology uses data from published and donated (unpublished) sources to identify structure-toxicity relationships and alert scientists to the potential for compounds to cause toxicity.

The region of a compound triggering an alert will be highlighted using StarDrop’s Glowing Molecule™ visualisation, helping to guide the redesign of compounds to avoid the potential toxic liability. This will facilitate collaboration between chemists and expert toxicologists to interpret and understand the relevance of a potential liability, enabling effective, early decision-making regarding the prioritisation of chemistries early in the drug discovery process.

The results of this collaboration will be available in a future version of StarDrop, expected to be released during 2013.

For more details, see the full press release.

You can learn more about Lhasa Limited and Derek Nexus on their web site.
 
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