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Combined business delivers world-leading imaging capabilities to drive improved decision-making from early drug discovery to late-phase clinical development
B3C newswire / -- Invicro, LLC, a leading provider of imaging services and software for research and drug development, announced today the acquisition of UK-based Imanova. Invicro and Imanova will merge all activities to establish the world’s largest provider of translational imaging services and analytics from pre-clinical development through to late-phase clinical trials.
“Joining forces with the phenomenal research team at Imanova expands our translational, analytic and geographic offering. Our groups share a common mission of improving research trials through the development and application of quantitative imaging biomarkers,” said Dr. Jack Hoppin, Invicro’s Co-Founder and CEO. “Our combined research teams hold a collective pride in the development of novel offerings in discovery as well as the engineering of scalable, reproducible solutions for deployment in late-phase development.”
Imanova is a recognized world-leader in the application of PET and MR imaging, with a focus on translational research to support the transition from pre-clinical studies to Phase I/II studies in humans. The services of the combined business covers the entire translational spectrum, ranging from novel biomarker evaluation and development in early discovery to late-phase clinical trials support.
“Invicro develops innovative analytical approaches for clinical trials, which are highly complementary with our own. Combining Invicro’s and Imanova’s analytics platforms means we have a best-in-class imaging informatics team to help reduce risk in drug development,” said Dr. Kevin Cox, Imanova’s CEO. “As a combined enterprise we will be a truly translational quantitative biomarker company, with an expanding late-phase clinical trial offering, able to meet the needs of a growing global market.”
The addition of Imanova is part of Invicro’s ongoing growth strategy, to realise its mission to improve therapeutic discovery and development efforts through visualizing and quantifying biological and pathological processes in order to better diagnose, characterize, prevent, treat and, ultimately, cure disease.