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Astex Technology

Astex is a fragment-based drug discovery company pioneering high-throughput x-ray crystallography to rapidly identify new drugs. Astex’s unique approach Pyramid™ is revolutionizing the role of protein structure in discovery, accelerating the pace and providing leads for targets intractable to conventional screening. Astex uses Pyramid™ to identify novel leads for proprietary and public domain targets in both 'in house' programs and in discovery collaborations with corporate partners.

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436, Cambridge Science Park
Milton Road
Cambridge CB4 0QA
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1223 226200
+44 (0) 1223 226201
http://www.astex-technology.com
Jeremy Carmichael
+44 (0) 1223 226200

Company Facts
Founded:Dec 1999
Founders:Dr Harren Jhoti , Prof Sir Tom Blundell FRS , Dr Chris Abell
CEO:Mr Timothy J Haines
CTO or technical lead:Dr Harren Jhoti (CSO)
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Head of Sales:Dr Nifgel Crockett (Commercial Director)
Head of Marketing:contact

Stage:Growth
Category:Biotechnology & Healthcare
Sector:Biotechnology
Employees:100
Profitability:Pre-revenue
Funding raised:Yes
Funding sought:No
Seeking Partnerships:Yes

Non-executive Board Members

  • Peter Fellner, Chairman, Celltech Group p
  • Prof Sir Tom Blundell FRS, Head of Biochemistry, Cambridge University
  • Mark Carthy, Venture Partner, Oxford Bioscience
  • Dr Stephen Bunting, Director, Abingworth
  • Timothy J Rink, ioscience, Aurora B
  • Patrick Van Beneden, Investment Director, GIMV

    Key Customers

  • Pharma and biotech companies

    Key Business Partners

  • Schering AG
  • AstraZeneca
  • Mitsubishi
  • Aventis
  • Fujisawa
  • Institute of Cancer Research, Uk / CRT
  • Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical R&D
  • Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre

    Key Competitors

  • structure-based drug discovery companies

    Capital Raised
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