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BIOCRATES and Pfizer Global R&D report on joint metabolomics study


Innsbruck – BIOCRATES Life Sciences GmbH and Pfizer Inc. successfully completed a preclinical pilot study to reveal candidate biomarkers for early events in vascular injury. Results will be presented at the conference Metabolic Markers for Drug Development and Clinical Studies Dec 4-5, 2006 in Florida ( “Our targeted and quantitative approach to metabolomics allows one to immediately deduce biologically relevant information from the analytical data”, says Klaus Weinberger Ph.D., CSO of BIOCRATES. “Important enzymatic reactions and selected metabolic pathways can be monitored on a fully standardized basis.” Pfizer and BIOCRATES are currently discussing future collaborations for novel biomarker development in preclinical and clinical programs. This will allow BIOCRATES to validate and expand their innovative metabolomics approach with the world’s largest pharmaceutical company.

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