drug toxicity testing

The company's Ligand Express software combines biological, chemical, and protein structure data to identify candidate molecules for further research and development. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences has established a pre-competitive partnership with several organizations to advance an integrated systems biology approach to toxicity testing research.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bioinformatics outsourcing firm GGA Software Services will provide data curation services to nine pharmaceutical companies that are involved in a pan-European project to develop in silico tools for predicting drug toxicity.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – President Obama today announced an effort pulling together the resources of three government entities to develop a chip to screen for drug safety and effectiveness.

The initiative led by NIH and EPA is ramping up to complete HTS toxicological studies to generate predictive knowledge about 10,000 chemicals.

CIT will distribute Stemina's devTOX assay in Europe, and the two companies will develop other technologies to assess the safety of compounds for animal and human use.

EMD and MitoSciences will develop assays for drug toxicity and mitochondrial bioactivity.

Dog DNA testing finds that some purebreds might not truly be purebreds, Inside Edition reports.

Mary Beckerle has returned as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, according to ScienceInsider.

Smithsonian Magazine reports that environmental DNA sampling can be used to track elusive organisms.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive satellite DNA in the fruit fly, transcriptome map assembly pipeline, and more.