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.

Robert Redfield is floated as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington Post reports.

The New York Times writes that the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program is "ambitious" and that some are concerned it might be overly so.

Representative Lamar Smith's criticism of the National Science Foundation has "changed the nature of the conversation," according to ScienceInsider.

In PLOS this week: non-coding RNA function in yeast, transcriptomic profiles of malaria parasites, and more.