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London Genetics Conference Proceedings Published in Drug Discovery Today
Date:5/12/2010

LONDON, May 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- London Genetics Limited, an expert in the use of pharmacogenetics in clinical drug discovery and development, is pleased to announce that the importance of this approach is being highlighted with the publication of its inaugural conference [1] proceedings in the May 2010 issue of Drug Discovery Today. The conference, 'Harnessing Genetic Knowledge To Improve Clinical Development and Patient Care'[2], brought together pharma and biotech companies, academia and regulatory bodies to discuss the value that pharmacogenetics can bring to drug development.

Recognising that pharmacogenetics is a key part of the mission to get the right drug to the right patient at the right dose, delegates discussed how to integrate it more fully into drug development. Issues debated ranged from the role of pharmacogenetics in cost-effectiveness studies, possible changes in the way clinical trials are performed, and the need for sophisticated bioinformatics to capture and analyse data. One of the conclusions reached was that early collaboration between academia, industry, the regulatory authorities, and those that foot the healthcare bill was pivotal for capturing the maximum potential from pharmacogenetics.

Dominique Kleyn, CEO of London Genetics, said 'Drug Discovery Today is recognised as being at the cutting edge of new developments underlying R&D in the pharma and biotech industry. Publication of our article provides a strong validation of the potential of pharmacogenetics, and the importance of the issues raised at London Genetics' inaugural conference. We look forward to discussing progress in the field at our second pharmacogenetics conference, to be held in November 2010 in

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