CXR Biosciences appoints Professor Brian Lake as an Associate Toxicologist


Strengthening the firm's mechanistic toxicology and industry expertise

Professor Brian Lake has joined CXR Biosciences as an Associate Toxicologist.

The Dundee, Scotland-headquartered firm, which is part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, offers tailored preclinical services in the areas of investigative and mechanistic toxicology, exploratory and discovery toxicology, PK and metabolism and dermal absorption.

Using its collaborative approach and industry expertise, CXR works with clients of all sizes to solve issues relating to the safety of compounds or selection of research candidates. Prof. Lake strengthens the industry team at CXR, and will be responsible for supporting customer projects in his particular areas of expertise, for example mechanistic issues of the liver, thyroid or lung.Prof. Lake, a Fellow of the British Toxicology Society, gained a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Surrey and then a PhD in the field of induction of hepatic and extrahepatic xenobiotic metabolising enzymes. He also holds a DSc from the University of Surrey where he is a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Prof. Lake worked at BIBRA International for more than 30 years and subsequently was head of the Leatherhead Food Research Molecular Sciences Department for more than ten years.

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The Concept Life Sciences Group was created following the acquisition of Peakdale Molecular, Scientific Analysis Laboratories, Resource & Environmental Consultants, CXR Biosciences and Agenda1 Analytical Services. The Group offers a comprehensive range of services to clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech, agrochemical, petrochemical, chemical, food, environmental and consumer industries.