Hubrecht Organoid Technology (HUB) and JSR Corporation the parent company, of Crown Bioscience, entered into a strategic partnership to provide preclinical oncology drug development and validation services using HUB Organoid Technology. As part of the agreement CrownBio, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JSR Corporation will expand its European presence by opening a new organoid-focused operational site in Utrecht, Netherlands.
The partnership brings together HUB’s leading organoid technology platform and CrownBio’s global reach and preclinical service expertise to create an unparalleled translational platform to accelerate drug development and validation. HUB and CrownBio will establish a collaborative research program to accelerate further development of organoid technology. By opening a new site in Utrecht, Netherlands, CrownBio will help to cement Utrecht’s position as the global center of organoid technology research.
In recent years, novel organoid technology has firmly established itself as a paradigm shifting technology in drug development. This collaboration allows HUB and CrownBio to meet increasing demand from the industry for clinically relevant preclinical models.
“We are delighted to increase access to HUB organoid technology for researchers worldwide through CrownBio’s global reach and preclinical service expertise,” said Dr. Robert Vries, Executive Director of HUB. “Our partnership with CrownBio equips the drug development community with powerful new translational tools to guide the creation of novel and improved treatments for cancer.”
“This agreement is a pivotal moment in our growth and the evolution of the company,” said Dr. Jean-Pierre Wery, CEO of CrownBio. “The partnership positions CrownBio at the forefront of global preclinical research.”