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Astellas signs CNS deal with BioFocus

Astellas Pharma is to focus on central nervous system (CNS) disorders with the help of BioFocus

Astellas Pharma has signed a collaboration agreement with BioFocus focused on discovering novel targets in the field of central nervous system disorders.  

Under the agreement, BioFocus will utilise its SilenceSelect target discovery platform to deliver validated targets to enhance the Astellas neurology pipeline and will receive research funding and success payments based on the progress of the collaboration.  

Dr Chris Newton, managing director of BioFocus, said: "We are delighted to support Astellas Pharma in its research. Our target discovery offering allows clients to access a unique platform providing rapid identification of novel targets through a proven technology."

12th May 2011

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