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Recent Studies Using   Phenotypic Screening:

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Small-molecule phenotypic screening with stem cells.

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David Swinney and Jason Anthony Phenotypic Screening

Most new medicines were discovered by phenotypic screeing

See Nature Reviews Drug Discovery article by David C. Swinney & Jason Anthony

Preclinical strategies that are used to identify potential drug candidates include target-based screening, phenotypic screening, modification of natural substances and biologic-based approaches. To investigate whether some [...]

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Melior Discovery: theraTRACE® Phenotypic Screening Platform

Melior Discovery's theraTRACE® phenotypic screening platform provides a high quality and cost-effective means of identifying drug repositioning / repurposing opportunities through a broad array of in vivo models of disease.


Melior's standard platform is designed to assess compounds across a wide therapeutic spectrum in an unbiased fashion (i.e. this is a non-hypothesis-driven approach).  By evaluating compounds through approximately 40 different animal models representing 14 broad therapeutic areas, Melior is able to uncover therapeutic efficacy that is otherwise unpredicted and expected by other means


Years of experience with the models incorporated into theraTRACE® have allowed Melior to multiplex the models, thereby allowing this work to be done for a fraction of the cost compared to running the models independent of one another, yet without compromising the quality of the models in any way.  Typically, one or more compounds can be evaluated across a full suite of 40 models in about 10 weeks. 


Melior offers access to our theraTRACE® platform as contract research or on collaborative research basis.  We are a dedicated in vivo pharmacology CRO that strives to provide the highest quality service


If you are interested in learning more about the theraTRACE® phenotypic screening platform, please contact to start the conversation.

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