Cardiff and Cleveland, UK, 3rd September 2012: UK company AssayMetrics Ltd, a Discovery Tools company, is pleased to announce collaboration with Cambridge Research Biochemicals Ltd, the UK’s most established peptide and antibody company.


Fluorescence Lifetime is a new and ground-breaking assay technology used in the biochemical screening of new drugs in High Throughput Screening and compound characterisation roles in the pharmaceutical industry.


The collaboration involves Cambridge Research Biochemicals making key peptide substrates labelled with AssayMetrics’ Fluorescence Lifetime dyes.  The peptides are used to screen novel drugs in equipment such as AssayMetrics’ Fluospec® FL reader and are employed in assays involving kinases, proteases, protein:protein interactions and other target enzyme systems.


The collaboration brings together two companies leading their respective fields to be able to offer solutions to the pharmaceutical industry enabling faster, more efficient and cheaper drug discovery and development, thereby improving the effectiveness of pharmaceutical R&D.


Dr Pierre Graves, MD of AssayMetrics Ltd commented, “This is exciting news as Cambridge Research Biochemicals have considerable expertise in making the type of complex peptides needed for innovative discovery.”  Emily Humphrys, Commercial Director of Cambridge Research Biochemicals was equally positive: “This technology has so much potential that we are really pleased to be collaborating with AssayMetrics at this early stage.”




Editors Notes:


AssayMetrics Ltd is a Discovery Tools company with more than 70 years experience providing novel fluorescence technologies, dye labelling reagents, enzyme substrates, imaging agents and instruments for use in drug discovery and related applications. Further information on the Fluospec® FL reader, PURETIME® reagents or other services can be obtained by contacting Dr Pierre Graves, Managing Director.


AssayMetrics Ltd

Cardiff Medicentre, Heath Park


CF14 4UJ


Tel:     +44 (0)29 2002 6269

Fax:     +44 (0)29 2075 0239


Cambridge Research Biochemicals has over 30 years’ experience of providing custom-made research tools for the International Life Science Community.  The company is the world’s second oldest peptide manufacturer specialising in the design and synthesis of peptides together with the custom production of polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies.

For further information contact Emily Humphrys, Commercial Director.


Cambridge Research Biochemicals

10 Belasis Court

Belasis Hall Technology Park



TS23 4AZ


 Tel: +44 (0)1642 567180

Fax: +44 (0)1642 567181





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