The CDD is a strategic and bold move by the Georgetown Medical Center to engage the future of drug discovery. Historically problematic areas for academia include pace of drug discovery, the funding of this type of endeavor, development of sufficient infrastructure and aligning strategic partnerships. We anticipate that the CDD and its partners will have a key role in successfully translating our basic science discoveries towards the clinic by providing focused efforts and resources in these key areas.
The mission of the CDD is to discover new drug treatments and diagnostic tools using integrated sciences to improve the health care of our patients. The CDD will focus on 1) identifying and synthesizing candidate drug compounds for selected molecular targets, 2) validating targets/ compounds in cell models and pre-clinical studies, and 3) providing supporting experiments, large scale synthesis and consultation for each candidate molecule for submission of an investigational new drug (IND) application. Together with strong strategic partnerships with industry and governmental agencies, we look forward to a successful future.
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