Navigation Links
CELLECTA, INC. to Develop New Approach for Cancer Gene Discovery in Partnership with Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Health Research, Inc.
Date:9/16/2009

The goal of Cellecta's second project with RPCI is to develop, optimize, and perform high-throughput insertional mutagenesis screens to identify potential cancer drug targets.

Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2009 -- Cellecta, Inc., a biotech contract research company which performs high-throughput (HT) RNAi and peptide genetic screens for novel therapeutic target and drug discovery, announced today that it has been awarded a subcontract to assist the scientists at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Health Research, Inc. in developing a new technology for the discovery of cancer-related genes using HT insertional mutagenesis.

The Principal Investigator of this NIH-funded study, Dr. Eugene Kandel, states "There are many people who can appreciate new ideas about sophisticated molecular technologies when these are described on paper. There are some people who can implement such ideas in practice. And there are very few who can do it in a way that is robust, reproducible and easy for others to follow. That is why I am very happy to have the scientists of Cellecta helping me in the development of the new gene discovery method. These people were behind some of the most innovative techniques that had been popularized by renowned biotech companies, and now I am hoping for the same success for our method as well."

The Founder, CEO, and Scientific Director of Cellecta, Dr. Alex Chenchik, says that "Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Health Research, Inc. have both demonstrated a high level of confidence in Cellecta with this contract award, and we look forward to combining our efforts to develop a sophisticated and robust technology to accelerate the discovery of cancer-related genes."

About Cellecta, Inc.

Cellecta was founded in April of 2006 with a mission to develop the most advanced high-throughput (HT) RNAi and peptide screen technologies and their applications for the discovery and functional characterization of novel therapeutic targets and drugs. The privately owned contract research service company is headed by an experienced management and product development team with a good product development track record, a network of outside scientific collaborators, and prior experience in start-up company operations. The team's six years of experience performing HT RNAi screens with pooled lentiviral shRNA libraries designed for HT sequencing, HT screening for bioactive peptides, HT functional validation of shRNA, stable cell line development, and HT insertional mutagenesis has resulted in some of the most advanced technologies available, developed in collaboration with opinion leaders and with funding from nine NIH SBIR grants. For more information, visit the Cellecta website, call 1-877-938-3910, or email us at info(at)cellecta(dot)com.

About Roswell Park Cancer Institute

The mission of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. RPCI, founded in 1898, was one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The Institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit the Roswell Park Cancer Institute website, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724,) or email askrpci(at)roswellpark(dot)org.

About Health Research, Inc.

Health Research, Incorporated (HRI) is a not-for-profit corporation affiliated with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), a leading cancer research center located in Buffalo, NY. HRI's mission is to assist DOH and RPCI to effectively evaluate, solicit, and administer external financial support for DOH and RPCI projects and to disseminate the benefits of DOH expertise through programs such as technology transfer.

# # #

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/cellecta-rpci-hri/insertional-mutagenesis/prweb2584394.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related biology technology :

1. EpiCept Reports Expansion of Clinical Development For Licensed Cancer Compound
2. Anesiva to Host Conference Call and Webcast Tomorrow to Discuss Encouraging Development in Zingo(TM) Program
3. Selection of Development Candidate Triggers $0.5 Million Milestone Payment to Ardea Biosciences, Inc.
4. Pharmatek Adds Cytotoxic and High-Potent Drug Development Capabilities to San Diego Laboratory
5. Global Experts Explore Entire Spectrum of Aids Vaccine Development
6. Pharmion and MethylGene Announce Collaboration to Develop Sirtuin Inhibitors as Anti-Cancer Agents
7. Vical Names Andrew de Guttadauro Vice President, Corporate Development
8. Operon Biotechnologies and DNA2.0 Announce Co-Marketing and Technology Development Partnership
9. SemBioSys updates Apo AI development program
10. Systems Medicine (SM), a Subsidiary of Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI), Announces Execution of CRADA with NCI/NIH to Develop Potential Cancer Treatments Targeting the Insulin Growth Factor (IGF) Pathway
11. Microchip Biotechnologies, Inc. Secures Exclusive License to Use New University of Alberta Technology for Developing Microfluidic Devices
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
CELLECTA, INC. to Develop New Approach for Cancer Gene Discovery in Partnership with Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Health Research, Inc.
(Date:1/19/2017)... and HOUSTON , ... ("NX Prenatal") today announced the formation of its ... leading clinicians and industry veterans who enhance the ... as it accelerates development of its novel prenatal ... provide medical, clinical and strategic guidance for the ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... software to leading biopharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and regulators, is proud to ... CFR Part 11-compliant email client designed to provide product vigilance departments with the ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) today ... Policy. Specifically, the nation’s leading informatics experts, said data sharing plans should be ... recommended that NIH earmark funding for researchers to produce and execute data sharing ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... 18, 2017 The global biotechnology services ... billion by 2025, according to a new report ... been adaptive of the function of outsourcing certain ... Among the services outsourced, clinical trial management and ... & Johnson was the first pharmaceutical company to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:12/22/2016)... 20, 2016  As part of its longstanding mission to ... genetics company, recently released its latest children,s book, titled ... focuses on the topics of inheritance and variation of traits ... taught in elementary school classrooms in the US. ... illustrator Ariana Killoran , whose previous book with 23andMe, ...
(Date:12/16/2016)... --  IdentyTechSolutions America LLC , a leading provider ... a cutting-edge manufacturer of software and hardware security ... integrated solutions that comprise IDT biometric readers and ... IdentyTech,s customers with combined physical identification and anti-tailgating ... theft. "We are proud to use ...
(Date:12/15/2016)... ... and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Military Biometrics ... forecasts the global military biometrics market to grow at a CAGR of ... prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. ... coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):