University of Arizona establishes drug development center

October 6, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The University of Arizona has established a new center to connect College of Pharmacy researchers with potential partners in the pharmaceutical industry to advance the discovery and development of new drugs.

The university says the Arizona Center for Drug Discovery will create ways to establish collaborative environments so novel disease interventional findings can go beyond laboratory settings.

Interim Director Karen Lackey says universities have outstanding disease and technology experts but often lack streamlined ways to develop a drug.

The center will work with university faculty members and scientists to assemble teams around shared research projects.

The center also will provide mentoring and guidance to faculty members on how to get started in drug discovery.

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