Why is Modelis’ approach different than other drug discovery projects?​

Modelis is rapid and unbiased, meaning we test every molecule we can. We work with living organisms (in vivo), not just cells in a dish. Lastly, we screen thousands of molecules in living organisms, in just a few months (high throughput). 

The classical approach usually relies on a specific mechanism (a target) that we suspect to be causing the disease. This approach then looks for specific molecules that would affect this specific mechanism… In contrary, our approach relies on a phenotype-based screening, meaning that we are looking for any molecules that ameliorates the symptoms of our animal models, independently of its potential role in a particular mechanism…

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