Evotec to Collaborate with Takeda Cambridge for Multi-target Hit Identification

Thursday, 20. January 2011 07:30
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Evotec to Collaborate with Takeda Cambridge for Multi-target Hit Identification
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Hamburg, Germany - 20 January 2011: Evotec AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT,
TecDAX) today announced that it has entered into a collaboration with Takeda
Cambridge Limited, to identify small molecule modulators against GPCR and
Protease targets involved in various CNS and Metabolic diseases.

Evotec will apply its state-of-the-art Screening Platform and proprietary GPCR
modeling software to identify and validate novel modulators against various
targets selected by Takeda Cambridge.

Dr Mario Polywka, Chief Operating Officer at Evotec stated: "We are proud to be
selected by Takeda Cambridge to collaborate on this important project.  We have
invested significantly in our world leading, hit-identification platform and
this alliance further validates the strength of this platform and Evotec's
ability to bring value to its partner's drug discovery efforts. We look forward
to working with Takeda Cambridge."

Dr Andrew Ayscough, Director of Chemistry at Takeda Cambridge, commented: "We
are pleased to have this opportunity to work with Evotec making use of their hit
identification platform."

No financial details are disclosed.

Contact: Dr Werner Lanthaler, Chief Executive Officer,Evotec AG, Tel.:
+49.(0)40.56081-242,  werner.lanthaler@evotec.com

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and the cost of enforcing or defending our intellectual property rights; our
failure to comply with regulations relating to our products and product
candidates, including FDA requirements; the risk that the FDA may interpret the
results of our studies differently than we have; the risk that clinical trials
may not result in marketable products; the risk that we may be unable to
successfully secure regulatory approval of and market our drug candidates; and
risks of new, changing and competitive technologies and regulations in the U.S.
and internationally. The list of risks above is not exhaustive. Our most recent
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Evotec AG
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