Acuity Target Safety Assessments: Knowledge is Power

A thorough understanding of potential target-related effects is crucial to making the right choices in drug discovery.  Experienced project toxicologists extract and interpret data from mouse knockouts, human gene mutations and known effects of modulators to determine the potential consequences of target inhibition or activation in each organ system. Target Safety Assessments are pivotal in [...]

By |2019-10-01T14:04:36+01:00October 1st, 2019|Target Safety Assessments|Comments Off on Acuity Target Safety Assessments: Knowledge is Power

ApconiX Are in Boston, USA at the End of August

Dr Richard Knight and Professor Ruth Roberts are travelling to Boston at the end of August to meet with old colleagues and new contacts, promoting the company’s services in Project Toxicology, Ion Channel Screening and Assay Development, Target Safety Assessments and all aspects of Nonclinical Programme Design. They will be joined by Dr Andrew Winkley. [...]

By |2019-08-20T17:40:25+01:00August 20th, 2019|Ion Channels, Target Safety Assessments, Toxicology, Events|Comments Off on ApconiX Are in Boston, USA at the End of August

ApconiX Welcomes Dr Russell Huby to the Team.

ApconiX is delighted to welcome Dr Russell Huby to the team.  Russell joins the team of experts in nonclinical safety toxicology at ApconiX and will be primarily working in the area of target safety assessments. Russell graduated from the University of Oxford with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry before going on to gain a PhD [...]

By |2019-05-09T12:14:19+01:00May 14th, 2019|Target Safety Assessments, Careers|Comments Off on ApconiX Welcomes Dr Russell Huby to the Team.

Successful DMDG Symposium at Alderley Park

The DMDG Symposium at Alderley Park was a great success.  Organised by the teams from Sygnature, Alderley Park and ApconiX, over 120 delegates from around the country joined the symposium Dx Toxicology: Strategies for Success in Discovery and Development, focusing on asking the right questions at the right time around Target, Chemistry and Patient. Speakers [...]

By |2019-03-25T20:09:21+00:00March 26th, 2019|Target Safety Assessments, Events|Comments Off on Successful DMDG Symposium at Alderley Park

ApconiX Opens a New Office in Sweden

ApconiX is excited to announce the opening of our new office in Sweden.  The subsidiary ApconiX AB will be located at AstraZeneca’s BioVentureHub in Gothenburg. ApconiX was formed by Dr Richard Knight, Dr Michael Morton and Professor Ruth Roberts in 2015 and is based at Alderley Park in Cheshire, U.K.   The co-founders have established a [...]

By |2019-02-27T14:36:25+00:00February 7th, 2019|Ion Channels, Target Safety Assessments, Toxicology, Events|Comments Off on ApconiX Opens a New Office in Sweden

ApconiX Welcomes Dr Karin Burnett to The Team.

ApconiX is delighted to welcome Dr Karin Burnett, an experienced project toxicologist with a broad knowledge of toxicology and chemical risk assessment in the pharmaceutical industry.  Karin will join the team of experts in nonclinical safety toxicology at ApconiX, who cover all major safety disciplines and are committed to advancing the science of drug safety. Karin [...]

By |2018-11-28T16:37:14+00:00December 12th, 2018|Target Safety Assessments, Careers|Comments Off on ApconiX Welcomes Dr Karin Burnett to The Team.

ApconiX Welcomes Phumzile Sikakana to The Team.

ApconiX is delighted to welcome Phumzile Sikakana who joins us straight from University.  Phum, an enthusiastic new master's graduate will work with our team of experienced scientists on a variety of projects, including target safety reviews and in the ion channel screening laboratory, helping our clients make better decisions on drug safety. Phum studied Biomedical [...]

By |2019-04-18T11:42:35+01:00December 5th, 2018|Target Safety Assessments, Careers|Comments Off on ApconiX Welcomes Phumzile Sikakana to The Team.

Target Safety Reports: What’s in a Name?

Irrespective of what we call them, target safety reports form a key part of risk assessment and risk mitigation plans in drug discovery and development. Why is that?  Well, target-related toxicity accounts for >50% of all drug project failures (Cook et al., 2014) so it’s vital to understand the potential unintended consequences of target modulation.  [...]

By |2018-10-12T14:15:50+01:00October 12th, 2018|Target Safety Assessments|Comments Off on Target Safety Reports: What’s in a Name?

Understanding drug targets: no such thing as bad news

Abstract: How can small-to-medium pharma and biotech companies enhance the chances of running a successful drug project and maximise the return on a limited number of assets? Having a full appreciation of the safety risks associated with proposed drug targets is a crucial element in understanding the unwanted side-effects that might stop a project in [...]

By |2018-10-01T17:36:10+01:00June 6th, 2018|Target Safety Assessments, Publications|Comments Off on Understanding drug targets: no such thing as bad news

ApconiX Welcomes Dr Jane Barber to The Team

ApconiX is delighted to welcome Dr Jane Barber who joins us from AstraZeneca.  Jane, a dedicated drug discovery research scientist will work with the team of experts in nonclinical safety toxicology at ApconiX. Jane graduated from the University of Keele with a degree in Biology and Classical studies.  After researching Molecular Parasitology and Vector Biology, [...]

By |2018-11-28T15:28:20+00:00May 1st, 2018|Target Safety Assessments, Careers|Comments Off on ApconiX Welcomes Dr Jane Barber to The Team