Stans, Switzerland, January 27, 2014 - Therametrics Holding AG announces the launch of the new platform DRR-2.0 and reports the scientific publication of the paper "Graph theory enables drug repurposing – How a mathematical model can drive the discovery of hidden Mechanisms of Action", describing the bio-mathematical model of its Search & Match technology.
Thanks to the successful outcome of the study conducted by Therametrics' scientists in collaboration with Mr. Ruggero Gramatica and the department of Mathematics at University King's College London, the research titled "Graph theory enables drug repurposing – How a mathematical model can drive the discovery of hidden Mechanisms of Action", was published by PLoS ONE, the largest scientific peer-reviewed journal in the world. Such a study about an innovative drug screening methodology sets the foundations for the deployment of an advanced in-silico bio-mathematical platform for the discovery of Drug Rescuing and Repurposing (DRR-2.0) methodology whose rationale is based on new "repositioned / repurposed" uses of drugs against diseases.
The article is available without cost at the following link: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0084912
Raffaele Petrone, Chairman of Therametrics, commented: "thanks to the extraordinary ability of this platform to generate several patho-physiology leads showing hidden or emerging patterns of unknown mechanisms of action, the Company is pioneering a new way of exploiting these capabilities offering integrated services, from drug discovery to clinical research organizations. Furthermore, the powerful mathematical model for discovery underlying this research is being further studied and developed in other cross-disciplinary fields by Mr. Ruggero Gramatica and colleagues at Stanford University independent of Therametrics' Search & Match platform.
We foresee the platform becoming available in Q1-2014 to the Pharma Industry."
About THERAMetrics THERAMetrics holding AG is a tech-based Contract Research & Development Organisation dedicated to provide a full range of technological solutions through the entire value chain of drug discovery and development. The company, listed at the SIX Swiss Exchange (TMX) and located in Stans (Switzerland).
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