DEINOVE to collaborate with CALIBR to explore broadly the anti-infectious potentials of its bacterial collection

24.10.2018
  • CALIBR is a division of the Scripps Research, a California non-profit corporation, dedicated to finding new treatments addressing unmet medical needs;
  • DEINOVE will provide CALIBR with bacterial extracts from its own research, extracts that will be evaluated on pathologies not targeted by DEINOVE.

 

DEINOVE (Euronext Growth Paris: ALDEI), a biotech company that discovers, develops, and produces high-value compounds from rare bacteria, notably from the Deinococcus genus, announces a collaboration with Calibr, a non-profit drug discovery platform that is a division of Scripps Research, for the exploration of the anti-infectious potential of its bacterial collection.

As part of this collaboration, DEINOVE will provide Calibr with bacterial extracts from the collection of rare microorganisms. In addition to the research carried out by DEINOVE to identify new antibiotic structures as part of its AGIR program, Calibr will explore the potential of these bacteria for the treatment of neglected parasitic and infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis or malaria, not targeted by DEINOVE.

Calibr is a division of Scripps Research, a biomedical research organization ranked the world's no. 1 in the Nature Index Innovation, which measures the impact of academic research in innovation.

Case McNamara, PhD Principal Investigator, Calibr Infectious Disease, states, "We are committed to discovering new treatments for diseases neglected by pharmaceutical research, which represent a real public health challenge for developing countries. The DEINOVE bacterial collection includes several rare microorganisms and we look forward to assessing their potential in this area."

Sébastien ENAULT, DEINOVE's Business Development Director, adds: "This partnership with Calibr highlights the richness of our collection. We are pleased that they can evaluate the potential in pathologies that are not our core business."