Asterand is the leading supplier for high quality human tissue-based services supporting drug discovery research. Their expertise spans the collection, storage, and delivery of quality research materials and clinical data. They also provide research, developing new techniques that capitalize on their comprehensive biorepository and experience.
Asterand's technical expertise supports many areas of study, including cardiovascular, central nervous system, oncology and respiratory research. Their mission is to accelerate target discovery and validation, leading to new therapeutic compounds and improving existing ones.
As human tissue research becomes increasingly important in the drug discovery and development process, Asterand is prepared to provide a broad range of quality assured samples with associated clinical and pathology data, collected to the highest ethical standards.
The company employs roughly 100 people and was ranked by The Scientist magazine as one of the best small life science companies to work for (#13) in 2007.