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Odyssey Thera Granted U.S. Patent for Animal Imaging
Date:12/12/2007

SAN RAMON, Calif., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Odyssey Thera, Inc. announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted U.S. Patent No. 7,306,914, entitled "Protein-fragment Complementation Assays (PCA) in whole animals: applications to drug efficacy, ADME, cancer biology, immunology, infectious disease and gene therapy." This is the twelfth patent issued for Odyssey Thera's PCA process.

The patent describes a method for detecting protein-protein interactions in living cells and animals. Protein interactions define the intricate biochemical networks in living cells, and are used at Odyssey Thera to monitor drug response. The invention makes it possible to monitor specific biochemical parameters, including the extent and kinetics of drug target modulation, in a live subject.

"This patent extends our broad estate in drug discovery technologies," said John K. Westwick, Ph.D., Odyssey Thera CEO and co-author on the patent. "One of the most challenging aspects of drug discovery is transitioning drug candidates from the test tube, to native targets in living cells, and from there to live subjects. With this invention, drug discovery and development are achieved with a single system that faithfully monitors the activity of a drug at each step." Dr. Westwick continues, "Whole animal studies using fluorescence or luminescence detection are widely used in the pharmaceutical industry, but strategies were needed to increase the scope of biochemical activities that can be tracked. The approaches described here will significantly increase the value of live subject imaging efforts."

About Odyssey Thera, Inc.

Odyssey Thera, Inc. is a drug discovery company building therapeutic pipelines for chronic diseases. Odyssey Thera is leveraging its proprietary pathway-based approach and human cell models to optimize drug development for its own programs and for its premier pharmaceutical company partners.

To learn more about Odyssey Thera visit http://www.odysseythera.com.


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