tebu-bio (Le Perray-en-Yvelines, France) is a well-established organisation recognized by the international scientific community. With local offices in France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, Portugal, Spain and the UK, researchers benefit from tebu-bio’s expertise in supplying and distributing reagents for Life Sciences research as well as in providing contract services through their own R&D laboratories. tebu-bio’s on-line catalogue at www.tebu-bio.com provides access to the most innovative range of products and services.
Smartox Biotechnology (La Tronche, France) is specialized in the production of synthetic peptides issued from venomous animals such as spiders, snails and scorpions. Venomous toxins are known to selectively inhibit specific ion channels and can thus be used as modulators of their function. “Ion channels are important therapeutic targets in drug discovery research, as ion channel dysfunction can lead to a variety of patho-physiological effects”, stated Michel de Waard, Scientific Manager of Smartox Biotechnology. The Ion channel research carried out by Professor Dewaard at the University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble led him to develop important know-how relating to the production and characterization of peptide toxins, research which ultimately led to the creation of Smartox.
The deal between the two organizations came about as a result of the obvious synergy between the two different organization’
Aurélie Serra, Marketing Manager at tebu-bio commented: “tebu-bio offers hundreds of active enzymes and substrates especially for assay development in pharmaceutical research. The toxins offered by Smartox Biotechnology will complement our portfolio with high quality products for ion channel screenings.”
To find out more about Smartox Biotechnology products available from tebu-bio, tebu-bio's website.
tebu-bio is an expert in the supply & distribution of Life Sciences Lab Services & Reagents throughout Europe. Their own laboratories also provide R&D contract services. tebu-bio's online catalogue offers Life Science Researchers access to the most innovative range of products and services.
Smartox Biotechnology's expertise in manufacturing synthetic toxins has been recognized by the French Ministry of Research. “In 2010, we were delighted to receive the OSEO prize for emerging businesses”: stated Remy Beroud, Director at Smartox Biotechnology.