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28 September 2015

European Lead Factory at Basel Life Science Week

Last week, Basel was the scientific hub for 3,000 scientists in the field of drug discovery. The Basel Life Science Week provided an opportunity not to be missed by the European Lead Factory. 

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25 September 2015

Two new publications on library generation

Partners of the European Lead Factory have published two articles highlighting the complexity of generating a competitive, diverse compound collection of high quality drug-like compounds.

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10 September 2015

European Lead Factory hits new landmark

Over 50 public target programmes have now been accepted for screening at the European Lead Factory. During the summer holidays, work at the European Lead Factory continued. 

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04 September 2015

EU Lead Factory in Chemical & Engineering News

The Chemical & Engineering News interviewed executives of the five chemistry CROs participating in the EU Lead Factory. 

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23 July 2015

Review on EU Lead Factory now online

A comprehensive overview on the EU Lead Factory as a successful experiment in collaborative drug discovery was recently published in the Journal of Medicines Development Sciences. 

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01 June 2015

EU Lead Factory discussed in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry issue

The journal ‘Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry‘ has published a special issue on emerging approaches for the design and synthesis of small molecule libraries. Including 13 EU Lead Factory manuscripts, the European Lead Factory is strongly represented, demonstrating its high innovative character. All articles are available as open access publications.

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04 May 2015

European Lead Factory successfully creates ‘drug-like’ hit compounds

Just a few months after its inclusion for drug target screening, one of the first compounds synthesised within the European Lead Factory was identified as a ‘drug-like’ hit. The compounds were synthesised by the Public Chemistry Consortium, based on library proposals from academic groups and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe.

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30 April 2015

Press Release: ELF wins award and delivers 50,000 new compounds

The prestigious Bio-IT World Best Practices prize has been granted to the European Lead Factory (ELF) for its Honest Data Broker (HDB) implementation of the ScienceCloud platform from BIOVIA. ELF also announces the synthesis of >50,000 new high quality compounds based on public proposals. These compounds were subsequently included in the Joint European Compound Library (JECL).

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31 March 2015

Knowledge-sharing at the PostDoc Learnings and Achievements meeting

Knowledge-sharing and education are key features of the European Lead Factory. Twice a year, chemistry PostDocs from within the consortium get the opportunity to present their research at the PostDoc Learnings and Achievements meeting.

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26 March 2015

Stefan Jaroch introduced as new Project Coordinator

During the European Lead Factory General Assembly meeting held on 26-27 March 2015 in Germany/Dortmund, Stefan Jaroch was introduced as the new project coordinator. 

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