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Addition of high-throughput technologies and expanded pharmacokinetic services enhances existing support for small molecule drug discovery
Early screening provides important insight into a compound’s underlying biology, and streamlined HT-ADME and PK technologies are essential components to identifying promising candidates early in the drug discovery process.
Addition of Apricot Designs’ ADDA System
The ADDA system is a high-speed autosampler designed for drug discovery that provides ADME discovery scientists with a fast sample delivery platform for liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS). Automated permeability, metabolic stability, and protein binding screening assays can be rapidly turned around with the ADDA system and a single mass spectrometer system, saving critical time in the drug discovery process.
Expansion of Pharmacokinetic Capabilities
Therapeutic-area-agnostic PK services support drug discovery efforts from the initial PK screening of compounds and lead optimization to late-stage candidate nomination and Investigational New Drug-enabling studies.
- “In early discovery research, screening is an essential component of any successful program. With access to industry-leading technologies, we’re able to provide our clients strategic guidance, ultimately working toward accelerating their programs.” –Birgit Girshick, Corporate Executive Vice President, Discovery and Safety Assessment, Charles River
- “The early discovery industry is seeing a marked shift towards a better understanding of the underlying biology of candidate compounds. Both HT-ADME and PK technologies are critical to that understanding, and to developing more successful candidates in early discovery.” –Ian Waddell, PhD Executive Director, Biology, Charles River
“The ADDA system, Apricot Designs’ dual arm autosampler was designed
with early discovery scientists in mind. It enables seamless
integration with LC/MS systems, accelerating the laboratory research
process and yielding the best results.” –Felix H. Yiu, Founder and
Apricot Designs, Inc.
About Charles River
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