Corning Incorporated completed two independent high-throughput label-free screens believed to be the largest ever publicly announced label-free screens to date. Scientists from two of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies each screened 100,000 drug candidates in high throughput using the label-free Corning Epic System. These two screens represent a major milestone in accelerating drug discovery using label-free technology, according to a Corning statement.
Our customers have demonstrated true high-throughput label-free screening—a goal that has eluded label-free researchers for many years,” said Ron Verkleeren, Epic business director, Corning Incorporated. “Removing fluorescent, luminescent and radioactive labels from assays promises to improve the speed and quality of the drug discovery process,” he continued. “It can open up a wider variety of drug targets and enable researchers to study drug candidates in more physiologically relevant systems. These screens exemplify the remarkable progress label-free technology has made in the last few years and the significant impact it can have in the future.”
Data from both screens were presented at the Label Free Technologies in Drug Discovery Symposium hosted by the Society for Biomolecular Sciences (SBS) from June 10-11 in Dresden, Germany.
Release date: June 12, 2008
Source: Corning Incorporated
Filed Under: Drug Discovery