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BioDuro and AstraZeneca Expand Collaboration to Optimize Discovery Research for Respiratory and Inflammation Indications

BEIJING, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- BioDuro and AstraZeneca announced today that they have expanded their research collaboration to optimize discovery research for Respiratory and Inflammation indications.

BioDuro will provide integrated research services in the areas of discovery chemistry, discovery biology, ADMET*, and DMPK** services, to help enhance internal drug discovery and shorten development timelines.

"After a successful collaboration involving discovery chemistry, ADMET, and DMPK, AstraZeneca has expanded its collaboration with BioDuro to leverage the strengths of its team to help develop new therapeutics," said Lena Martensson Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development.

"BioDuro is pleased to build upon this existing collaboration and work closely with the experienced team at AstraZeneca to develop new clinical compounds for Respiratory and Inflammation indications. This partnership demonstrates the strength of our innovation, quality, and our fully integrated R&D service platform," commented John Oyler, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of BioDuro LLC.

About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare business engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of meaningful prescription medicines and supplier for healthcare services. AstraZeneca is one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies with healthcare sales of $31.6 billion and is a leader in gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, neuroscience, respiratory, oncology and infectious disease medicines. For more information about AstraZeneca, please visit:

About BioDuro

BioDuro is a US-based, fully-integrated, end-to-end global life science outsourcing services company with a team of 580 in Beijing, China. BioDuro combines western pharmaceutical company quality and professionalism, with entrepreneurial, innovative biotech culture, to leverage its talented, hard-working Chinese scientists. BioDuro's clients are over 40 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, including 10 of the top-12. BioDuro's services span the entire range of drug discovery and development, from discovery chemistry, discovery biology, early ADMET, DMPK, through pharmacology and drug safety and evaluation.

*ADMET: Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion, and Toxicity

**DMPK: Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics

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