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Charles River and Valo Launch Logica, an Integrated AI-Powered Drug Discovery Solution to Rapidly Deliver Optimized Preclinical Assets
Customized drug discovery offers integrated target-to-lead and target-to-clinic ready small molecules
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“Through our partnership with Valo, we’re integrating Charles River’s laboratory capabilities with industry-altering AI-driven molecular design to provide our clients with highly advanceable leads and candidates, while tying client costs to value generation,” said
“Valo is thrilled to partner with Charles River on this first of its kind offering,” added
Logica’s Advanceable Lead (Logica-AL™) and Candidate (Logica-C™) programs, which are available exclusively from Charles River, are part of a multi-year strategic partnership that Charles River and Valo announced earlier this year. Logica-AL aims to provide customers with highly advanceable, potent series with desired characteristics, such as in vitro absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (ADME) and selectivity profiles understood. In addition, the Logica-C offering will use the advanceable leads and trained predictive models to rapidly progress the program, ultimately aiming to deliver a development candidate that has undergone necessary safety and efficacy tests and is ready for IND-enabling studies.
Logica utilizes industry-leading predictive models, chemical design and synthesis capabilities, DNA-encoded libraries, in silico high throughput screening from Valo’s Opal Computational Platform as well as Charles River’s leading capabilities in all aspects of discovery optimization including high throughput screening, medicinal chemistry, ADME, biology, pharmacology, and ultimately safety testing and IND submission, joining together for the first time to create a computation-powered, unified target-to-candidate offering. Logica combines approaches that have a demonstrated ability to produce an advanceable lead series 90 percent of the time and deliver development candidates 58 percent of the time. The products will be offered with most of the client cost tied to success.
About Charles River
Charles River provides essential products and services to help pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government agencies and leading academic institutions around the globe accelerate their research and drug development efforts. Our dedicated employees are focused on providing clients with exactly what they need to improve and expedite the discovery, early-stage development and safe manufacture of new therapies for the patients who need them. To learn more about our unique portfolio and breadth of services, visit www.criver.com.
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