The living cell has recently emerged as a unique and powerful resource for drug discovery and development. Cells are the most basic functional unit of life of which all living systems are comprised and it has been clearly demonstrated that defects in cells ultimately result in a wide variety of diseases and ailments. As self-contained living systems, cells possess all the working machinery necessary to:
- accurately identify new drug targets;
- test and predict the physiological effects of drugs;
- manufacture therapeutic protein drugs; and
- serve as direct therapeutic agents.
Cyntellect is a company dedicated to commercializing platform solutions and services, that will enable scientists to efficiently and accurately exploit living cells. The company has launched commercial products and services and has established business relationships with leading academic and commercial institutions in life sciences.