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X-Chem and AstraZeneca: Innovative technology partnership to identify lead molecules for drug discovery

An IMED Collaboration Update

Since 2012, we’ve been working with US-based X-Chem Inc. to improve the rate and quality of small molecule lead discovery and expand the realm of 'druggable' targets. X-Chem’s proprietary high-diversity library and ultra-efficient screening platform has been highly successful against historically challenging targets, including protein-protein interactions; epigenetic targets, the Ubiquitin family, antibacterial targets and G-protein coupled receptors. Our successful pilot programme focused on 20 targets. A year later, we expanded the collaboration to multiple therapy areas.

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