Strasbourg, France, January 14, 2013 / B3C newswire / - NovAliX SAS announced today that it has entered into a fragment-based drug discovery alliance with Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd., Japan.
Within the alliance, the companies will collaborate to develop novel drug candidates against protein-protein interaction targets. NovAliX will generate novel lead candidates using the broad spectrum of its biophysical capabilities and its medicinal chemistry expertise.
Under the terms of the agreement NovAliX will receive technology access fees as well as further research funding payments and milestones.
Stephan Jenn, President of NovAliX, stated, "For NovAliX this drug discovery alliance represents a significant development of our established relation with Kyowa Hakko Kirin. This drug discovery collaboration with a leading Japanese pharmaceutical company also confirms the quality of our discovery platforms and its ability to deliver valuable lead candidates."
NovAliX is providing enabling chemistry and biophysical technologies to support the pharmaceutical industry’s outsourcing needs from discovery to manufacturing. With its proprietary Graffinity SPR technology, X-ray protein crystallography, native mass spectrometry and chemistry NovAliX offers comprehensive integrated services for small molecule drug discovery. With advanced NMR technologies, NovAliX provides fine characterization of biologics, thorough analysis of APIs and polymorphism studies to support pharmaceutical development and manufacturing teams. NovAliX Group, a team of 130 scientists, is located in Strasbourg-Illkirch (France) and Heidelberg (NovAliX’s Graffinity subsidiary in Germany).
About Kyowa Hakko Kirin
Kyowa Hakko Kirin is a leading biopharmaceutical company in Japan focusing on its core business area of oncology, nephrology and immunology/allergy. Kyowa Hakko Kirin leverages antibody-related leading-edge technologies to discover and develop innovative new drugs aiming to become a global specialty pharmaceutical company which contributes to the health and well-being of people around the world.
Denis Zeyer, CEO
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