In addition to undertaking contract research for clients, Epichem does undertake some in-house and collaborative research, including:-
Oral Drug for Diabetes
Epichem has a collaborative project with Curtin University to discover a novel orally available drug for the treatment of diabetes. The project recently won the Start-Up category of the WA Innovator of the Year Award 2011. Full details of the project can be found in the brochure (right).
Drug for Cryptosporidiosis
Epichem has a collaborative project with Murdoch University to discover a novel treatment for cryptosporidiosis, a parasitic disease which affects both humans and animals. In particular, it is a major problem for immunocompromised people such as those with HIV-AIDS. Newly born cattle are also at high risk of the disease and the animal health sector is a significant market for an effective treatment for cryptosporidiosis.
Carbolog Screening Libraries
Epichem has a collaborative project with IRL's world-renowned Carbohydrate Chemistry group to prepare and commercialise drug screening libraries based on novel chiral carbohydrate-like cores.