Cancer Research Horizons-AstraZeneca Antibody Alliance Laboratory

“Increasing investment in biotherapeutic treatment forms a key part of Cancer Research UK’s research strategy. This exciting new initiative will give leading CRUK scientists access to the latest antibody engineering technologies and expertise, creating opportunities to translate breakthroughs in our understanding of cancer biology into urgently needed new cancer treatments.” Dr Nigel Blackburn, CRUK Director of Drug Development.

Cancer Research Horizons-AstraZeneca Antibody Alliance Laboratory
Translating research into therapeutic and diagnostic antibodies

The laboratory brings together CRUK’s cancer biology expertise with the world-class antibody engineering technology of MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. Scientists from both organisations work side by side in the new joint laboratory in Cambridge, sharing knowledge and expertise to accelerate the discovery and development of novel biologics to treat and diagnose cancer.

Our mission

  • To maximise cancer patient benefit
  • To run a collaborative research laboratory
  • To actively engage the oncology research community
  • To partner closely with investigators

We invite researchers to apply to access this unique laboratory and expertise, to develop novel therapeutic and diagnostic antibodies. We are seeking promising new insights from novel biology through to well-validated targets, to underpin our discovery activities.

The laboratory provides researchers with a fantastic opportunity to:

  • turn your concept into a drug and bring benefit to cancer patients
  • secure resources and funding to conduct focused research on your target
  • be a key member of a multidisciplinary drug discovery team
  • gain insight and understanding of leading biotherapeutic drug discovery technologies author on both research articles and patents
For more information about the alliance and how you can access this alliance:


CRUK-AstraZeneca Antibody Alliance Laboratory
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Head, CRUK-AstraZeneca Antibody Alliance Laboratory