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Our industrial collaborators

The Institute of Cancer Research collaborates with industrial partners over a range of projects – from drug discovery programmes and biomarker studies, to the development of high intensity focussed ultrasound for the treatment of cancer.

A box of pills for use in a clinical trial

Astex – a 3.5-year drug discovery collaboration aims to identify a preclinical candidate which inhibits the molecule MMSET.

AstraZeneca – a range of programmes and projects under a strategic alliance

BACIT – co-investment alongside Sareum and the CRT Pioneer Fund in the Chk1 drug development programme

CRT Pioneer Fund – a collaboration and licence agreement for the MPS-1 drug discovery programme

Domainex – providing chemistry support on a 5-year drug discovery collaboration funded by the Wellcome Trust

Elekta – a range of projects in the field of radiotherapy and imaging

Enzon pharmaceuticals – a biomarker collaboration

Tumour Profiling Unit (Jan Chlebik for the ICR, 2013)

Horizon – collaboration to identify synthetic lethal cancer targets using Horizon’s isogenic cell lines

Illumina, Inc. – collaborative development of a cancer susceptibility genetic screening panel – TruSight Cancer

Janssen – a 2.5-year drug discovery collaboration

Merck Serono – continuation of a 4-year collaboration for a further 2 years on development of inhibitors of the Wnt pathway

Nuevolution – a drug discovery collaboration working on difficult to drug targets

Onyx – a clinical trial of a novel α-folate receptor-mediated thymidylate synthase inhibitor using a study drug that was developed at ICR

Phillips – A collaboration in the field of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatment aiming to evaluate and optimise novel applications of HIFU in the treatment of cancer

Ventana – a multi-program collaboration providing equipment and support for a number of projects

Other industrial collaborators include: Amgen, EMD Millipore, Genentech, GSK, Morphosys, Oncolytics, PreCOS, Roche, Sanofi Aventis, Symphogen and Teva.

 
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