Roar Biomedical develops, manufactures and markets
novel fluorescence-based methods for drug discovery
and clinical research. Established in 1997, Roar specializes
in techniques to measure the activity of enzymes
directly involved in lipid metabolism. These lipid active
proteins play a central role in the development of cardiovascular
Our proprietary techniques are cited in
over 150 scientific publications and our cholesteryl ester
transfer protein (CETP) and lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase
(LCAT) assays are used in human clinical
trials to monitor the effect of drugs on these proteins.
Roar’s innovations include plasma CETP activity assays
that are not affected by endogenous lipoprotein concentrations.
The assays enable monitoring the primary
effect of a CETP inhibitor rather than changes in a
secondary marker. Roar supports research studies at several
We are located
in New York City at Columbia University's Audubon Biomedical
Center. In 2006, the company opened a new laboratory at Stony
Brook University’s Calverton incubator.