SLAS 2024

We are thrilled to share that we will be showcasing our high-throughput services at SLAS2024 in Boston! Join us at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to explore how our offerings can support your Drug Discovery journey. We look forward to seeing you there!

    • Visit us at Exhibition Booth 1075.

    • Attend our 30-minute presentation.

    • Meet our team of experts.

    • Review our Poster. (Poster Session B)

Presentation Abstract

The confirmation of target engagement for candidate drugs is a fundamental requisite in drug discovery. A significant portion of projects fail to reach the clinic due to lack of efficacy or failure to show lead candidates interacting with the intended target in a more complex environment. The utility of using CETSA® technology to measure target engagement in intact cells is increasingly exploited in high throughput screening, examples demonstrate low false positive rates (Rowlands et al. 2023 PMID: 36736830).

Here, using our newly developed high-throughput screening platform the analysis of a high throughout plate based CETSA HT screen completed using Alpha SureFire® technology on the well-known transcription factor target p53 is demonstrated. Hits identified from this screen are privileged from the onset by binding to the target in a physiologically relevant cellular matrix and in a binding-mode agnostic way. Unlike traditional screening methods targeting activity or in vitro interaction where cellular activity is addressed in later stages. This assay cascade highlights a rapid target-to-hit lead generation strategy placing the emphasis on finding chemical matter that interacts with endogenous target in living cells first, followed by analysis of hit material activity. The ‘shortcut’ to chemical matter active in living cells represents significant potential cost savings in comparison to assay development time on recombinantly produced proteins and/or modified cell lines for traditional HTS screening approaches that still rely on target engagement assessment downstream.


Poster Presentation

  • Poster Assignment Number: 1245-B

  • Poster Title: CETSA®: Accelerating Primary Screening of P53 through Rapid High-Throughput Target Engagement Technology

  • Session: Poster Session B

  • Date: Monday February 5, 2024

  • Presentation Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

  • Track: Assay Development and Screening

We are delighted to extend an invitation for you to join us as our guest at the upcoming SLAS2024 International Conference & Exhibition, taking place from February 3 to 7 at the Boston Convention & Exposition Center.

We are offering three complimentary exhibition passes on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in full conference attendance, we’ve got you covered in that department as well.

Simply fill out the form, and we will provide you with instructions on how to redeem your complimentary exhibition-only pass or avail of a discount, granting you early bird privileges.