QCTR Ltd

QCTR is the ONLY CRO to focus exclusively on clinical trials in CNS.
With its subjective assessments and often subjective diagnosis, along with lack of biomarkers and high placebo response, CNS offers unique challenges. 
QCTR have over 15 years of experience in CNS covering diseases as diverse as Alzheimer's, TBI, stroke and schizophrenia, and orphan diseases such as Huntington's and FTD.


With a worldwide network of experienced clinicans working in neurology and psychiatry, and experienced staff knowledgable in the therapeutic field, we can plan and execute cost effective clinical trials to meet your company's specific requirements.

Website:
www.qctr.co.uk
Company type
Dr Audrey Jamieson
Business Development Manager 

Quay Pharma

Quay Pharma is one of the world’s leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisations, or CDMOs. Based in the UK, we provide specialist services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries built on our unique expertise in drug formulation development, analytical services and contract manufacturing.

Quay provides formulation, analytical development and clinical trials manufacturing for companies world-wide. Applying strong project management, products are quickly and cost effectively taken from pre-clinical through phase II trials. Having deep knowledge in solid dosage form development, particularly improving bioavailability of NCEs, has resulted in many clients successfully licensing products on to large pharmaceutical companies.

Company type
Mr Michael Kruidenier
Business Development Manager 
Ms Mairaedh Pedersen
Chief Executive Officer 

Selcia Ltd

Selcia Ltd is a leading provider of contract research services in drug discovery and 14C radiolabelling.

Selcia drug discovery provides integrated drug discovery services to support academics, institutions, biotech and pharma companies. Selcia assist in grant applications; execute the medicinal chemistry to deliver the best drug candidates, provide supporting project management and primary pharmacology, to ensure project success.

Selcia radiolabelling specialises in 14C GMP radiolabelling and produces 14C radiolabelled compounds for a global customer base encompassing both the life sciences and chemical industries. Applications of the radiolabelled products prepared by Selcia include: preclinical and clinical drug metabolism studies; mass balance, microdosing, research and regulatory studies; and environmental fate studies.

The purity and structure of our products are assured by our internal MHRA GLP accredited analytical department with 500MHz, 400MHz & 300MHz NMRs, mass spec and separation specialists. The group are experts in problem resolution to ensure projects meet agreed milestones.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Medicinal chemistry:  Small molecules, macrocycles, natural product chemistry
  • Disease expertise: Anti-infectives, inflammation, CNS, pain, metabolic
  • Target classes: GPCRs, ion channels, enzymes, isomerases
  • 14C Custom Radiosynthesis
  • GMP Radiolabelled API for Clinical Trials
  • GLP/GMP Analytics – GLP NMR
  • Metabolites and Impurities (Profiling and Synthesis), standards and stable labelled compounds

www.selcia.com                               contact@selcia.com

Website:
www.selcia.com
Company type
Mr Dave Roberts
Mr Dave Roberts
BD Director Radiochemistry 

Sphere Fluidics Ltd

Sphere Fluidics Limited is an innovative Life Sciences company which delivers miniaturised products, systems and collaboration services in field of single cell analysis.

Sphere’s core technology is in the field of high throughput Picodroplet generation and analysis and has significant patent portfolio that protects its core expertise. It enables ultra-high throughput analysis of single cells and generation of their genetic, transcriptomic and proteomic profiles in miniaturised (pl to nl) volumes.  

Uniquely, as well as allowing single cell studies, the systems enable the study of different, large biomolecules that interact with or are secreted by those single cells. The latter application is very powerful as many human biotherapeutics, industrial enzymes (isolated mainly from micro-organisms) and around 15% of the Human Proteome are secreted, so cannot readily be analysed using conventional technology

Sphere Fluidics' technology enables diverse applications such as study of the mechanism of cancer cell resistance to chemotherapy, generation of new enzymes and identification of novel microbial strains.

Sphere Fluidics has established multiple commercial partnerships, received Venture Capital investment and with its founders the Company have received almost £10 million in science and business funding to date.

Company type
Rob Marchmont
Commercial Director 
David Holmes
Principal Engineer 

Sygnature Discovery Limited

Sygnature Discovery, founded in 2004 in Nottingham, UK, is a leading provider of integrated drug discovery services to pharmaceutical companies, biotechs and academics located in Europe and the USA.  Through its unique ‘federated’ CRO model, Sygnature undertakes complete drug discovery programmes and hit finding, hit-to-lead and lead optimisation projects for its clients.  The company employs 75 laboratory-based, industry-experienced PhD medicinal chemists, computational chemists and in vitro biologists. 

Working within the highly-complex, competitive and fast-paced pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, Sygnature has developed a unique approach to offering a premium integrated drug discovery service – the delivery of in-depth, pharmaceutical industry-derived drug discovery expertise and flexible FTE-based resource housed in a ‘state-of-the-art’ R&D facility, but at a cost effective price. From the outset, Sygnature has operated a business whose primary focus has been value creation for its clients, through the application of drug discovery expertise, close working relationships and complete transparency.

To facilitate the delivery of top quality drug discovery services to its clients, Sygnature has strategic alliances with Cyprotex Discovery (ADME/toxicology), Saretius (pre-clinical pain/CNS and metabolic disease models), Pneumolabs (pre-clinical respiratory models), Horizon Discovery (X-ManTM isogenic cell lines), ChanTest (ion channel experts) and Proteros (X-ray protein structure analysis). 

For more information, visit: www.sygnaturediscovery.com and www.integrateddrugdiscovery.com.

Dr Paul Clewlow
Dr Paul Clewlow
SVP, Business Development and Director 

Synpromics

Synpromics is a life science company focused on synthetic biology. Our core proprietary technology enables the design of optimized Synthetic Promoters to more effectively and efficiently regulate gene expression throughout biotechnology applications. Via product-development and distribution partnerships, Synpromics will commercially apply our novel promoters to enhance and expedite life science R&D, improve biology-based production processes, advance agricultural biotech and progress personalized medicine.

Company type
Dr Michael Roberts
Chief Executive Officer 

UK Trade & Investment - London Region

UKTI London's private sector International Trade Advisers support London based companies to develop their business internationally. This is achieved via provision of advice, training and delivery of UKTI services.

Supported by the Mayor's Export Program UKTI London is bringing a trade mission to  Bio-Europe. Kit Malthouse the Deputy Mayor of London for Business and Enterprise will be meeting the mission delegates at a networking breakfast on Tuesday Nov 5th.

Mr Christopher Parsons
International Trade Adviser