WELWYN GARDEN CITY, England and BOSTON, October 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Heptares Therapeutics, the leading GPCR drug discovery company, announces that its President, Dan Grau, will represent the Company at the 2nd Annual Global Discovery to Development Innovation Summit (GDDIS 2012) which takes place at The Westin, Philadelphia, PA, USA (22-23 October 2012).
Mr Grau will also participate on a panel discussion on Rare Diseases at the Boston Biotech Conference New York CEO Meeting taking place at Apella in New York City, NY, USA (1-2 November, 2012).
About Heptares Therapeutics
Heptares discovers and develops new medicines targeting GPCRs (G protein-coupled receptors), a super-family of drug targets linked to a wide range of human diseases. Our pharmaceutical partners include Shire, AstraZeneca, MedImmune and Takeda, and we have raised $40M from MVM Life Science Partners, Clarus Ventures, Novartis Venture Fund and Takeda Ventures.
Heptares is pioneering the application of structure-based drug design to the GPCR superfamily of targets and is focused on creating molecules that modulate high-value, yet historically undruggable or challenging, GPCRs. Our platform incorporates proprietary technologies for engineering stabilised GPCRs in their natural pharmacological conformations, identifying previously unknown chemistries for GPCR protein-drug interactions, and deploying advanced fragment-based approaches to GPCR target space for the first time.
Using this approach, we have generated a broad pipeline of drug candidates for the treatment of serious disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, depression, chronic insomnia, addiction disorders, migraine and diabetes. For more information about Heptares, please visit http://www.heptares.com.
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