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16 April 2020

ELF programmes available for partnering

Since its inception, the European Lead Factory (ELF) has been recruiting high quality drug discovery programmes from all over Europe. Over the past five years, the thorough recruitment and selection process has led to a balanced portfolio of innovative disease targets that have been screened against our unique compound library. We now have three successful ELF programmes in the field of CNS & Neurology available for partnering.

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16 March 2020

Phenotypic Screening now offered by the European Lead Factory

Phenotypic Screening is a powerful target-agnostic approach to identifying new chemical starting points for drug discovery. Furthermore, it offers the potential to uncover new targets and pathways underpinning disease-related biology.

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16 March 2020

UK researchers remain eligible to apply for ELF screening post-Brexit

We are pleased to confirm that following the UK's exit from the European Union on 31 January, the European Lead Factory (ELF) will still be able to process the drug target proposals of UK researchers over the coming years.

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29 January 2020

ELF highlighted in IMI publication on 10 years of public private partnerships

A recent article, authored by Hugh Laverty and Pierre Meulien from the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) and featured in Frontiers in Medicine, highlights the importance of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in health.

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24 January 2020

Collaboration breeds success: Discovery of a new chemical class to investigate role of EPAC proteins in diabetes and cardiovascular diseases

Scientists from the Yarwood Lab and the European Screening Centre have jointly published on the discovery of a new class of EPAC activators. The study, which describes the identification, optimisation and characterisation of a new chemical class of selective agonists for EPAC1, is the result of another successful collaboration within the framework of the European Lead Factory (ELF).

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15 January 2020

Our Compound Collection shipped to participating screening centres all over Europe

The European Lead Factory (ELF) project has some impressive numbers to share! Over the past months, ELF Partner BioAscent has shipped 3,256 screening plates from the updated Compound Collection to the nine screening sites that are part of ELF.

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13 January 2020

The European Lead Factory supports World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day

This 30 January marks the inaugural World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Day, an initiative designed to draw attention to priority issues surrounding NTDs and the efforts being made to combat them. Falling on the anniversary of the landmark 2012 London Declaration on NTDs, which united partners in the drive for greater action on NTDs, the Day hopes to inspire further support for this cause.

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13 January 2020

Significant steps taken in the development of potential new cancer treatments

Together with the European Lead Factory (ELF), scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have successfully discovered potent and selective inhibitors of enzymes associated with the development of some cancers and neurodegenerative diseases. Published in ChemMedChem, the findings mark a significant step in the development of potential new cancer treatments.

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03 September 2019

New screening technology available at the European Lead Factory

Pivot Park Screening Centre (PPSC) is excited to announce the availability of a novel technology for screening in European Lead Factory.

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23 May 2019

The European Lead Factory welcomes new innovative screening proposals

The European Lead Factory is excited to continue running high quality programmes and is looking forward to receiving more innovative screening proposals.

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