Navigation Links
Arizona companies team up, providing quick development of cancer drugs
Date:1/26/2011

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Jan. 26, 2011 TGen Drug Development (TD2) and Flagship Biosciences today announced a strategic alliance that should help speed new drugs safely into human testing and quickly benefit cancer patients.

TD2, based in Scottsdale, Ariz., provides drug development firms with expertise in moving promising laboratory discoveries through the pre-clinical, clinical and regulatory approval steps of getting new drugs to patients as quickly and safely as possible.

Flagship Biosciences, based in Flagstaff, Ariz., will greatly assist in this process by providing high-throughput, multiplexed immunohistochemistry expertise to support preclinical drug development and human clinical trials.

"Flagship's technology will significantly accelerate our ability to identify biomarkers that could help researchers predict which drug compounds will work best on specific patient cancers," said TD2 President Dr. Stephen Gately.

And because Flagship's affiliated laboratories are certified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, under the 1988 federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) law, these findings can be translated directly into clinical trials, where they can benefit patients as quickly as possible.

Specifically, Flagship provides computerized histopathology, the microscopic study of diseased tissue, which is a critical part of anatomical pathology and key to the accurate diagnosis of cancer and other diseases from sample tissues. Flagship also provides deep expertise in measuring epithelialmesenchymal transition (EMT), the process in which tumor cells become highly invasive, migratory and resistance to therapy.

"The local tumor environment is key to understanding efficacy and toxicity of oncology compounds in both preclinical and clinical trials, and EMT is central to understanding stromal involvement and fibrosis in cancer patients," said Dr. Gately. "Working with Flagship Biosciences brings a wealth of pathology knowledge in pharmaceutical product development, experience in difficult histology analysis."

When combined with TD2's integrated suite of molecular analysis tools designed to reduce the uncertainty in the drug development process, the partnership with Flagship will provide emerging drug companies with the promise of quickly and safely getting their discoveries to market.

"TD2 is the world-leader in novel approaches to oncology and oncology clinical trials," said Dr. David Young, President of Flagship Biosciences. "It is exciting to be partnering with TD2, and combining our quantitative pathology with TD2's oncology and molecular tumor profiling expertise. TD2's leadership in novel approaches to oncology clinical trials is an exciting match for digital pathology techniques and the promise of quantitative and virtual pathology analysis of patients and tumor response."

"This partnership is a further demonstration of the emerging regional strength of Arizona for biotech product development," said Dr. Robert Kellar, a board member of Flagship Biosciences. "Arizona is a unique resource for pharma, biotech, and device clients looking for the rapid application of new technology in development and clinical trials."


'/>"/>

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Experts converge at Arizona State University for first preventive cancer vaccine conference
2. ASU professor named top in state of Arizona
3. NIH funds center at Arizona State to battle infectious diseases
4. University of Arizona-led group awarded $9.9 million to develop super rice
5. New research will unravel Arizonas prehistoric puzzle of the Hohokam ceramic industry
6. First Arizona Strides for Life event nets $25,000 for TGen research
7. TGen provides Arizona with $77 million in annual economic impact
8. DOE funds bio-inspired solar fuel center at Arizona State
9. Reportlinker Adds Biomarkers - technologies, markets and companies
10. TGen Drug Development accompanies GPEC to BayBio2010
11. Study highlights sustainable footprint of chemical companies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/15/2016)... 15, 2016  A new partnership announced today ... underwriting decisions in a fraction of the time ... and high-value life insurance policies to consumers without ... With Force Diagnostics, rapid testing (A1C, Cotinine and ... (blood pressure, weight, pulse, BMI, and activity data) ...
(Date:4/13/2016)...  IMPOWER physicians supporting Medicaid patients in ... standard in telehealth thanks to a new partnership with ... IMPOWER patients can routinely track key health measurements, such ... and, when they opt in, share them with IMPOWER ... local retail location at no cost. By leveraging this ...
(Date:3/29/2016)... 2016 LegacyXChange, Inc. (OTC: ... SelectaDNA/CSI Protect are pleased to announce our successful effort ... variety of writing instruments, ensuring athletes signatures against counterfeiting ... from athletes on LegacyXChange will be assured of ongoing ... Bill Bollander , CEO states, "By ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... /PRNewswire/ - FACIT has announced the creation of ... company, Propellon Therapeutics Inc. ("Propellon" or "the Company"), ... portfolio of first-in-class WDR5 inhibitors for the treatment ... represent an exciting class of therapies, possessing the ... cancer patients. Substantial advances have been achieved with ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... MONICA, Calif. , June 23, 2016  The Prostate Cancer Foundation ... pioneer increasingly precise treatments and faster cures for prostate cancer. Members of the ... institutions across 15 countries. Read More About the Class ... ... ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... STACS DNA Inc., the sample ... the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, has joined STACS DNA as a Field Application Specialist. ... said Jocelyn Tremblay, President and COO of STACS DNA. “In further expanding our capacity ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Andrew D ... http://doi.org/10.17925/OHR.2016.12.01.22 Published recently in ... from touchONCOLOGY, Andrew D Zelenetz , discusses ... care is placing an increasing burden on healthcare ... therapies. With the patents on many biologics expiring, ...
Breaking Biology Technology: