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The Cytochrome P450 Consortium

The failure of promising drug candidates due to poor metabolic properties is incredibly costly for the pharmaceutical industry, as it typically follows many years of early stage research.
Given the strong background in this area, as demonstrated by the success of its MetaSite software, Molecular Discovery promoted the creation of the Cytochrome P450 Consortium, aimed at solving some of the most important problems in the predictive metabolism of potential drug candidates.
The Consortium will, for the first time, generate a large set of homogeneous experimental data for human metabolism, allowing the development of predictive in silico models; both the data and the models will be made available to all of the Consortium members.

What are the goals

The main Consortium goal is to produce high quality and standardised experimental data (to guarantee homogeneity of the information) for several of the most relevant human cytochromes.
In silico models will then be developed to predict:

  • the metabolic rate of potential substrates of selected CYP isozymes
  • the likelihood of chemical compounds to be a substrate of such CYP isozymes
  • potential inhibitors for such CYP isozymes including classification of the CYP inhibition type
  • isoform selectivity
  • metabolic stability
  • sites of metabolism
  • metabolic reaction pathway elucidation

Benefits to participants

  1. Access to the high quality, homogeneous experimental data produced
  2. Access to the in silico models developed by Molecular Discovery's proprietary algorithms
  3. Leveraging the years of expertise concerning P450 mediated metabolism from all participants

Who is participating

Several pharmaceutical companies have already joined the Consortium:

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How to join us

If you are interested in joining the Consortium, please contact:
Dr. Martin Bohl of Molecular Discovery
Tel: +49 171 174 11 61
Email: martin@moldiscovery.com