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18th December 2014 – Deal Facilitated between Lions Eye Institute and Experimentica

Bio-Link has facilitated an exclusive license agreement for the Akimba mouse model for diabetic retinopathy (DR) for contract research, between the Lions Eye Institute (LEI, Perth, Australia) and Experimentica Ltd. (Kuopio, Finland), a global ophthalmic contract research organisation. The Akimba mouse model was developed by Professor Elizabeth Rakoczy at the Department of Molecular Ophthalmology of LEI, in an effort to accelerate identification of the complex disease processes of DR and to test novel drug candidates for DR in a murine model. As a result of this agreement, through Experimentica’s contract research services, the Akimba model will now be accessible to biopharma companies and academics interested to discover new insights in the pathogenesis of DR and to accelerate drug discovery for this devastating disease. Click here for the full press release.