AMRI and Ono extend drug discovery pact


Will collaborate on hit-to-lead and lead optimisation for two new molecules

AMRI has entered into a new five-year service agreement with Ono Pharmaceutical Company, headquartered in Osaka, Japan. AMRI will provide a range of services from early drug discovery to cGMP manufacturing.

The two companies have already agreed to medicinal chemistry projects within the new framework and will collaborate on additional hit-to-lead and lead optimisation for two new molecules. The work will take place at AMRI’s laboratories in Albany, NY, US.

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An early adopter of the AMRI Smartsourcing concept, Ono has been using AMRI’s integrated global facilities and capabilities for projects ranging from early drug discovery, including high-throughput screening (HTS), biology support and computer-aided drug discovery (CADD), to multiple medicinal chemistry and a variety of drug development and cGMP programmes.