ICT Biosciences

ICT Biosciences is the business arm of the Institute of Cancer Therapeutics for the delivery of all research and business activity. The Institute of Cancer Therapeutics houses a multidisciplinary team of researchers in the field of drug design, synthesis, screening and pharmacology. Our purpose built institute is configured to integrate all the elements of the preclinical drug discovery process, in keeping with our mission to research and develop new treatments with a focus on cancer and other proliferative diseases.

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Mr Stuart Nelson
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Physiomics plc combines systems biology with cutting edge mathematics to develop models that streamline the drug discovery and development process. Virtual Tumour, the company’s lead service, is used to optimise the dosing and scheduling of oncology drugs in pre-clinical trials, reducing the need for animal experiments. This optimisation also improves the efficacy of combinations in pre-clinical xenografts.

The company is also developing:

(i) Virtual Tumour Clinical, to directly predict optimal regimens for human clinical trials.

(ii) Cardiac tox prediction service, to predict unwanted toxic side effects of drug candidates early on in the drug discovery process.

(iii) Drug combinations database, for researchers and clinicians to rapidly access literature data on pre-clinical and clinical regimens and their effects.

Physiomics has worked with Eli Lilly since 2007 and recently added a further two large pharmaceutical clients. In addition, Physiomics has collaborated with a number of other companies including Bayer Technology Services, Sareum, ValiRx, Cancer Research Technologies and Cyclacel. Fee-for-service, licensing and revenue sharing options are available.

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Mr Mark Chadwick
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Vivacta is developing a unique monitoring system to measure patient outcomes in real time at the point-of-care, whether in the hospital, in physician offices or at home. For chronic therapies, regular near-patient monitoring of drug levels and drug response allows faster therapy adjustment and longer periods within therapeutic range, leading to improved clinical and economic outcomes of interest to reimbursement agencies. The system, which uses revolutionary piezofilm technology but which requires no sample preparation, puts the precision and performance of lab-based analysers at the disposal of non-expert users including patients themselves. In a world where clinical and economic outcomes increasingly drive reimbursement of new therapies and affect re-appraisal of established treatments, the simple-to-use Vivacta desktop device has the potential to revolutionise the personalisation of pharmaceutical care.

Vivacta is a privately-held, venture capital-backed medical diagnostic company developing its proprietary piezofilm technology to achieve extremely high sensitivity and dynamic range for a new generation of diagnostic and monitoring products adapted to near-patient testing. The company's system has been validated for large molecules such as proteins as well as small molecule drugs and provides actionable information to users in 5-10 minutes. Beyond diagnosis of disease, the platform has significant utility in the monitoring of drug levels simultaneously with the monitoring of drug response (measuring biomarkers of drug response, disease response or other pharmacodynamic measures, including anti-drug antibodies or other prognostic measures). While the system also has the potential to measure nucleic acid analytes, useful in the pharmacogenomic prediction of patient response to therapy, the system’s broader applications in personalised medicine arise from its capacity to measure protein and small molecule analytes, rapidly and locally.

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Mr Oliver Bouchet
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