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Sharp Edge Labs and SpectraGenetics Sign Agreement to Provide Better Assays for Studying G-Protein Coupled Receptors
Date:10/29/2013

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Sharp Edge Labs and SpectraGenetics, two Pittsburgh-based biotechnology companies, have entered into an Assay Development Agreement that will allow the companies to offer their industry leading assays for studying the detailed function of an important class of pharmaceutical targets, the G-Protein Coupled Receptors, or GPCRs.  GPCRs are the most common target of today's blockbuster drugs, including drugs for diseases ranging from hypertension and allergy to migraines, pain and cancer.  "While GPCRs are among the most-studied drug targets, we are just now learning important new aspects of how they work.  These assays provide unprecedented detail in understanding these new aspects of activity for the industry's most valuable drug targets" said Dr. Scott Sneddon, Ph.D., J.D., President and CEO of Sharp Edge Labs.  

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"Working together, we can now offer a comprehensive set of tools for pharmaceutical and academic researchers including reagents and read-to-run assay kits, as well as assay services for profiling and screening compounds" added Dr. Reid Asbury, Ph.D., CEO of SpectraGenetics.  "Several large-pharma customers are already using the technology to study so-called 'ligand bias' or 'functional selectivity' of GPCRs.  By combining SpectraGenetics' catalog of over 150 GPCRs with Sharp Edge Labs' assay development expertise, we believe we can help researchers address any question in this important new field of drug research" he added.

SpectraGenetics provides research reagents to the pharma/biotech industry and academic labs.  SpectraGenetics has a large catalog of tagged genes, including a large selection of tagged GPCRs.   Sharp Edge Labs is the exclusive licensee of the Fluorogen Activating Peptide technology from CMU and provides assay products and services for pharma/biotech researchers in the areas of Receptors, Ion Channels and Transporters.  The company's web-sites are www.spectragenetics.com and www.sharpedgelabs.com.  Detailed images of the technology in use  suitable for print or web publication can be found at www.sharpedgelabs.com/media-images

Media Contact: Scott Sneddon, PhD, JD, Sharp Edge Labs, Inc., 412-475-9733, scott@sharpedgelabs.com

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