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Gene PreDiT

Category

Biotech Company

Scientific area(s)

Brief description

Gene PreDiT is a biotech company dedicated to the discovery of genetic markers associated with a given disease and the identification of pharmaceutical compounds with activity on those biomarkers. At the moment, Gene PreDiT is focused on the study of obesity, one of the major epidemics of our century.The core strategy used by Gene PreDiT relies on the usage of Drosophila melanogaster, the fruit fly, as a model organism, to identify genes relevant from certain Human diseases with high incidence world-wide, and also on the use of a library of compounds already available in the market (drug reprofiling). The platforms developed by Gene PreDiT are available to other companies as a service or as collaboration, to identify genetic/pharmacological markers of other diseases or biological processes.Besides its work in the biopharmaceutical area, Gene PreDiT has developed a robotic system for biological sample preparation, in order to reduce Human action, in particular the inevitable errors and variability. The use of this robotic system decreases the time and costs of the assays performed in the lab, increasing the output of samples being prepared and therefore of productivity in the laboratory, enhancing its reproducibility and competitiveness in comparison to its competitors.

Website

http://www.genepredit.com.pt

Mailing address

BIOCANT PARKParque Tecnológico de Cantanhede, Núcleo 04, Lote 4-A, Edifício Biocant II

  • Postal Code

    3060-197

  • City

    Cantanhede

Country

Portugal

Contact person

Nuno André Faustino

  • Contact person's e-mail

    andre.faustino@genepredit.com.pt

  • Telephone

    +351 939 320 693

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