Research carried out at Concept Life Sciences (formerly CXR Biosciences), the investigative & exploratory toxicology company, is being presented in two posters at the upcoming Society Of Toxicology (SOT) 2017 annual meeting in Baltimore on 12th – 16th March. This mechanistic research has been performed in partnership with Endura SpA,Read More
Paul Doyle has taken up the role of Chief Scientific Officer at Concept Life Sciences. The news of his new role coincides with the news that the Concept Life Sciences Group has embarked upon a multi-million pound investment drive, comprising a comprehensive expansion and rebranding programme,Read More
Concept Life Sciences Group, the business formed in 2014 to break into the international Discovery & Development and Analytical markets, has announced its intention to significantly increase its investment in laboratory capacity and scientific staff in a Multi Million Pound Expansion Programme and Rebranding.Read More
Congratulations to TWO teams at Peakdale Molecular who have been selected to compete in the final of the 4th National SCI/ RSC Retrosynthesis Competition 2017.
From over 100 entries both the ‘Peakdale Chapel Team’ and ‘The Vinylagous Seven’ (based at Peakdale’s Sandwich site),
Scientific Analysis Laboratories (SAL) are starting the year off by hosting several training courses across the UK. Continuing on from the success of 2016, course dates have now been booked for the Microbiology and Pesticides training courses in Cambridge – with a new,Read More
Scientific Analysis Laboratories (SAL) is now delivering specific aerosol and e-cigarette emission testing throughout the UK and worldwide. As one of the largest laboratories in Europe, SAL has pioneered and developed robust methods for device operation and sampling of such emissions for parameter such as,Read More
Knowledge based, science led business, Concept Life Sciences, has further strengthened its team with the appointment of Tony Johnson as Group Business Development Executive. Tony, who joined the company on 14th November, is based at the group’s new science hub which is located on the Listerhills Science Park in Bradford.Read More
Concept Life Sciences has unveiled a new building on the Listerhills Science Park in Bradford to accommodate its growing workforce. The current facility which is home to Agenda1 (part of the Concept Life Sciences group), comprises both laboratories and offices, and due to increasing client demand has reached full capacity.Read More
Peakdale Molecular Limited, a UK-based provider of drug discovery services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries and part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, has signed a collaboration agreement with Metrion Biosciences Limited, a specialist ion channel contract research organisation, to offer complete Integrated Drug Discovery Programmes to new and existing and new customers for ion channel targets.Read More
CXR Biosciences, part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, has been crowned winner of the ‘Science and Technology Business of the Year’ award at The Courier Business Awards for the second year running. The award was presented to the company on Saturday 29th October at an official awards ceremony which was held at The Apex City Quay Hotel in Dundee.Read More
Peakdale Molecular Limited, a UK-based provider of drug discovery services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries and part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, recently held its fourth ‘Synthesis in Drug Discovery and Development’ symposium in Liverpool which explored the complex areas regarding drug discovery and development.
Congratulations to Sir Fraser Stoddart and the other recent chemistry Nobel laureates for their research with molecular machines!
It is always good to get some recognition for a job well done and here at Concept Life Sciences one of our chemists can claim a close involvement with the work.
After a very successful year so far at SAL’s Cambridge branch, our training courses are now coming to an end for 2016.
Two of our courses, ‘Introduction to Microbiology Testing in Food’ and ‘Introduction to Pesticide Residue Analysis and Legislation’ have proven to be extremely popular this year –
CXR Biosciences, part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, held its second Scientific Advisory Board recently which focused on the mechanistic toxicology services required by the agrochemical, chemical, pharmaceutical and consumer products industries.
CXR brought together experienced investigative toxicologists from across the various target industries to debate industry needs and emerging trends and how CXR could utilise its specific experience in this space to maximise the opportunities.
Peakdale Molecular Limited, a UK-based provider of drug discovery services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries and part of the Concept Life Sciences Group has signed a collaboration agreement with computational chemistry company, Cresset. By partnering with Cresset, Peakdale has further extended its integrated drug discovery offering.Read More
Dr Cliff Elcombe was a well-known and accomplished British toxicologist, who spent almost his entire career investigating the mechanisms of toxicity of various industrial chemicals and agrochemicals. He had an enviable reputation for his knowledge of, and insight into,
Peakdale Molecular, part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, has appointed Dr Paul Bradley as new Head of Chemistry at the company’s Discovery Park site in Sandwich, Kent.
Dr Bradley joins the team with extensive experience across multiple therapeutic areas in drug discovery having previously worked for companies such as Charnwood Molecular Ltd,
It is with great sadness that we learned that our colleague Dr Cliff Elcombe died suddenly last Thursday, 25th August after a short illness.
Cliff was co-founder and Research Director of CXR, and an internationally renowned toxicologist.
Cliff played a huge role in the formation and success of CXR,
Scientific Analysis Laboratories (SAL), part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, has appointed Simon Cliff as Business Development Manager.
SAL, which offers global accredited analytical services for a range of sectors is one of the largest independent laboratories in Europe; with five sites throughout the UK.
Scientific Analysis Laboratories (SAL), part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, has been awarded UKAS accreditation for the analysis of isocyanates in urine making them one of only two suppliers accredited to do so in the UK.
SAL, which offers global analytical services for a range of sectors is one of the largest independent laboratories in Europe;
Every year the EDT (Engineering development Trust) hosts the Future Industry Leaders Awards and, this year, Dr Paul Doyle, COO of Peakdale Molecular and CSO of Concept Life Sciences was invited to be on the judging panel for the North West finals.Read More
In order to further extend its biology and integrated drug discovery offering Peakdale Molecular Limited has added two new members to its team. Christopher Doe, PhD, joins as Head of Biology and Sascha Hartmann has joined the business development team as Business Development Manager – Biology Services.Read More
Peakdale Molecular Limited, a UK-based provider of drug discovery services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries has signed an agreement to extend its research collaboration with Centauri Therapeutics, a UK based biotechnology company focussed on the discovery and development of novel molecules targeting life threatening diseases.Read More
Professor Brian G Lake, BSc, PhD, DSc, FBTS has joined CXR Biosciences as an Associate Toxicologist. CXR Biosciences offers tailored preclinical services in the areas of investigative and mechanistic toxicology, exploratory and discovery toxicology, PK and metabolism and dermal absorbtion. Using its collaborative approach and industry expertise,Read More
Our Chief Operating Officer, Dr Paul Doyle has been especially selected to judge entries at the YINI-EDT Business Awards North West Regional Finals 2016.
The Future Industry Leaders Awards, formerly known as The Contribution to the Business Awards, is a great opportunity for students to showcase their placement projects.
SAL Annual Golf Day Goes Down a Storm
Yesterday was possibly one of the wettest days of the year, and, as it happens, was also SAL’s annual golf day. For the fourth year running, Duncan Campbell, Commercial Director for SAL’s air division,
CXR Biosciences, part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, has added in vitro dermal absorption studies to their already comprehensive portfolio of mechanistic toxicology and ADMET services. This is also the first service that CXR offers to formal Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) standards,Read More
Agenda1 were selected by the client to assist them with the analysis of their product to develop and validate a method for quantitative metals analysis by ICP-OES in accordance with USP 232 and 233.
The client is an international company supplying high quality drug products.
The client was developing a pMDI drug product with a complex multi-stage manufacturing process involving API re-crystallization and particle size reduction steps . Wide-ranging validated analytical methods (physical, solid-state, chromatographic) were required to release AP I at various stages of the manufacturing process and to support research activities.
We are pleased to announce for our fifth webinar where we will be looking at Stable-Isotope Labelled Compounds and their possible applications, we look forward to sharing our know-how and experience around this interesting and diverse subject.
The live recording is now available to stream for free,
The Concept Life Sciences Group, a group created following the acquisition of Peakdale Molecular Limited, Scientific Analysis Laboratories Limited and Resource & Environmental Consultants Limited, has launched its services in the US. The integrated group, which further expanded following the acquisition of CXR Biosciences and Agenda1 Analytical Services in 2015,Read More
The Scotland section meeting of the annual SCI Postgraduate Symposium took place at the University of St. Andrews on Tuesday 12 April 2016.
An audience of over 70 attended the meeting and they were treated to ten talks by speakers from five universities;
Peakdale Molecular and CXR Biosciences (members of the Concept Life Sciences Group) brought together a number of eminent speakers recently as part of their Spotlight Session series. The event, which was held at the Kohn Centre at the Royal Society in London focussed on current challenges in integrating safety testing into early drug,Read More
On Friday 15th April Peakdale will host the next ECHONET training day at their Chapel-en-le-Frith Headquarters. During this 1 day event, Peakdale will host a number of workshop classes, geared towards medicinal chemistry. A mixture of hands-on modules and theoretical seminars will give researchers attending the day an introduction to the basic aspects and current developments in medicinal chemistry.Read More
SYNTHESIS IN DRUG DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT 4TH SYMPOSIUM
Following on from our hugely successful first symposium in Manchester (2010), symposium in Sheffield (2012) and Leeds (2014) we are pleased to announce the details of our 4th ‘Synthesis in Drug Discovery and Development’ Symposium.
Alongside CXR Biosciences we are proud to present our first joint Spotlight Session.
Peakdale Molecular & CXR Biosciences of the Concept Life Sciences Group present their Annual Academic Spotlight Session in the prestigious settings of the Kohn Centre at The Royal Society,
Knowledge based, science led business, Concept Life Sciences, has further strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of three executives.
Dave Watson has been appointed Managing Director of Scientific Analysis Laboratories (part of the Concept Life Sciences Group);
Sarah Taylor as Group HR Director;
CXR Biosciences, the investigative and exploratory toxicology company, is co-presenting six posters at the upcoming Society of Toxicology meeting in New Orleans on 13th – 17th March. This innovative research has been performed with several CXR customers including BASF, Adama, Monsanto and the H4R REACH consortium.Read More
Peakdale Molecular, a UK-based provider of drug discovery services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries has extended its Discovery Park lease for a further ten years.Read More
Agenda1 has very much enjoyed the recent process of recruiting to its first Graduate Recruitment Programme.
Historically, vacancies at Agenda1 have been filled in the traditional way; that is, by candidates who have already been in work and who are able to demonstrate competence for the job required.
We are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new service, Refused Derived Fuel (RDF) and Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) to add to our collection of specialist accredited analytical services.
Due to Government changes, there is an increase in demand for RDF and SRF testing across the UK.
Throughout 2016, SAL are pleased to announce they will be holding several dates for the ‘Introduction to Microbiology Testing in Food’ course. Alongside this, a select few dates will be held for the ‘Introduction to Pesticide Residue Analysis and Legislation’ course.Read More
Yesterday was our annual Christmas Jumper Day here at Peakdale Molecular, and it was the best year to date! Some fantastic jumpers worn and what an excuse to keep warm in festive style!Read More
A SAL Courier can be booked for collections and deliveries between Christmas and New Year if required, please arrange with your Project Manager prior to Thursday 24th December.
Monday 21st December: Normal Laboratory Service
Tuesday 22nd December: Normal Laboratory Service
Wednesday 23rd December: Normal Laboratory Service
Thursday 24th December: Normal Laboratory Service until 2pm
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The Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) of the RSC was recently awarded the RSC’s Inspirational Committee Award at a ceremony in Manchester Cathedral.Read More
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An outstanding year for CXR Biosciences was recognised with a triple win at the 2015 Courier Business Awards, including becoming the third winner of the coveted Business of the Year prize at the glittering Courier Business Awards ceremony at the Fairmont St Andrews.Read More
CXR Biosciences, the investigative and exploratory toxicology company, is pleased to announce that it has received French research tax credit approval for years 2015 through to 2017.Read More
UK-based drug discovery services provider Peakdale Molecular (part of the Concept Life Sciences Group) has strengthened its sales and marketing team through the addition of a Head of Sales and Marketing.Read More
Following the previous event in 2012 and 2015, the RSC and SCI are running the 3rd National Retrosynthesis competition with the final being held at RSC HQ, Burlington House on 11th March 2016. The event is open to all UK academic and industrial groups, in previous years having attracted over 150 applicants.Read More