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MDS scientist wins prestigious award

14th April 2008

MDS Analytical Technologies has announced that one of its scientists has been awarded a prestigious industry award.

Dr Simon Pitchford received the 2008 Society for Biomolecular Sciences PolyPops Foundation Award for his contribution to the development of his firm’s CellKey system.

The system is described by the company as a "revolutionary" cell-based platform used for drug discovery research.

It was created to enable label-free, real-time analysis of cell surface receptor activity in a single assay format.

Dr Pitchford, who is vice-president and general manager of the firm’s drug discovery business, received his award alongside colleagues who contributed to the technology’s discovery and development.

A company statement said: "The CellKey system makes assay implementation simple and enables the comprehensive study of real time cell-based assays.

"By generating more physiologically relevant data, scientists are able to make faster, more informed decisions during the drug development process."

Molecular Devices supplies high-performance bioanalytical measurement systems that accelerate and improve drug discovery and other life sciences research.

It was acquired by MDS in March 2007.ADNFCR-1050-ID-18549481-ADNFCR

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