CellCentric Ltd. and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. Collaborate on Epigenetic Programme
Published: Jan 06, 2009
The target is one of many that CellCentric has identified for therapeutic product development. The Company’s discovery engine is based on relationships with over 20 world leaders in epigenetics. This enables the business to identify opportunities early, leverage the latest and best understanding of the area and accelerate drug discovery and development.
Commenting of the new agreement, Dr Will West, Chief Executive of CellCentric, said: “It is clear that epigenetics is increasingly seen as a key area for target discovery and product development. We are delighted to build our relationship with Takeda, who are showing real commitment to the area.”
Dr Graeme Martin, Chief Executive of Takeda Research Investments added: “CellCentric has a differentiated approach to target discovery which is obviously yielding results. We look forward to generating further exciting data on a very interesting programme.”
Based in Cambridge, UK, CellCentric is a biotechnology company focused on epigenetics. Since 2004 it has built tied relationships with over twenty world leading laboratories in epigenetics, predominantly in the US and Europe. The company has prioritised a series of novel targets for validation and is generating novel small molecule drugs, principally for cancer treatment.
Located in Osaka, Japan, Takeda is a research-based global company with its main focus on pharmaceuticals, enhancing its R&D pipeline through in-house research and development, lifecycle management of existing products, and also alliance and in-licensing. As the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan and one of the global leaders of the industry, Takeda is committed to striving toward better health for individuals and progress in medicine by developing superior pharmaceutical products.
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