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Company : VLife Sciences Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (VLife) 
Thursday, March 25, 2010 11:00AM IST (5:30AM GMT)
 
VLife to develop Advanced Technology for NCBS, Bengaluru, Stanford University and Technical University of Denmark
Pune, Maharashtra, India

VLife Sciences Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (VLife), a leading provider of technologies for computer aided drug and molecular discovery based in Pune, India, today announced signing of a contract with National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru, for developing a specialized modeling and simulation technology in the area of protein-protein interactions that would aid cutting edge research in computational molecular discovery. The project is undertaken jointly by NCBS, Stanford University and Technical University of Denmark.

This project involves studying coiled coil interactions in proteins which will provide opportunity to encounter and study hitherto uncharacterized myosins, key players in the dynamic organization of cellular components. With this project, VLife has reinforced its ability to execute highly sophisticated scientific computational work, which has made it a partner of choice of prestigious institutes across the world.

Professor R. Sowdhamini, NCBS, Bengaluru, Principal Investigator and NCBS collaborator for this work, Professor J. Spudich, Department of Biochemistry at Stanford University and Professor H. Flyvbjerg , Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology at Technical University of Denmark shared similar thoughts when they stated that this collaboration will leverage VLife's core strengths in modeling and simulation technology development to provide a platform for studying and understanding some critical aspects of protein-protein interactions.

Supreet Deshpande, Director, VLife Sciences Technologies Pvt. Ltd., said, "We are very pleased to be part of this collaboration involving highly reputed research institutes which rank among the best in the world and for the opportunity to work with some of the leading scientific minds. We are confident that this collaboration will result in an easy to use computational software solution which provides deeper insights into the complex domain of protein-protein interactions."

About National Centre for Biological Sciences:

The National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), a premier research institute located in Bengaluru, is part of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. NCBS research interests range from the study of single molecules to ecology and evolution using experimental and computational approaches to the study of molecules, cells and organisms aiming to understand the fundamental biology at each of these levels to advance an integrated view of life processes. NCBS strongly fosters research collaborations with both industrial and academic partners at all levels.

About VLife Sciences Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

VLife Sciences Technologies Private Limited is a leading provider of research enabling software products, customized software and discovery research solutions for a variety of industry sectors. VLife offerings cover wide range applications in computer aided molecular discovery, bioinformatics, biotechnology and chemoinformatics which provide advantages in terms of speed and accuracy for improved outcome from discovery research projects. VLife offers the VLifeMDS® suite for a comprehensive approach to computer aided drug design and the QSARpro® suite for advanced quantitative structure activity relationships analysis leading to new molecule design.

For details on VLife's offerings please visit www.vlifesciences.com or contact at info@vlifesciences.com.

 
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