Virginia Drug Discovery Consortium
The Virginia Drug Discovery Consortium (VaDDC) has a threefold mission:
To promote the growth and advancement of drug discovery and development programs at universities and research institutes within Virginia, particularly through inter-institutional collaboration.
To help the pharmaceutical industry bring life-saving and quality of life solutions to patients through innovative collaborations with Virginia’s best and brightest researchers.
To promote and enhance the attractiveness of Virginia as an environment for pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
The VaDDC Executive Committee is pleased to announce the VirginiaDrugDiscoveryRx: Emerging Targets, Technologies, and Therapeutics for Cancer and Neuroscience meeting will be held at the
Hotel Roanoke – May 21, 22, 2019
See Details for the Meeting on our Events Page.
Special Note – Keynote Speaker: Susan Band Horwitz, Ph.D., has been named one of seven winners of the 2019 Canada Gairdner Award, the country’s highest scientific prize.
⇒ At least 4 Poster prizes will be presented at the Symposium. See the event registration page for details.
Thank you to our sponsors whose participation in the
VirginiaDrugDiscoveryRx: Emerging Targets,Technologies, and Therapeutics Symposium
to be held at the
Hotel Roanoke, May 21-22, 2019
is key to the meeting’s success.
- Medicines for All Institute – VCU
- Carilion Clinic
- City of Roanoke Department of Economic Development
- Fralin Biomedical Research Institute
- University of Virginia – Licensing & Ventures Group
- University of Virginia – Brain Institute
- University of Virginia – Cancer Center
- Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corporation
- Virginia Commonwealth University – Innovation Gateway
- Virginia Commonwealth University – Massey Cancer Center
- Virginia Tech – LINK
- Virginia Tech – Outreach & International Affairs
- Woods Rogers PLC
- New River Valley IP Law
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