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.
VirginiaDrugDiscoveryRx: A Symposium on Academic-Industrial Partnerships in Drug Discovery
On June 5-6, at the Founders Hall, George Mason University there will be a symposium themed “Building Drug Discovery Partnerships” featuring presentations by successful entrepreneurs who have translated basic research into biotech companies, and by other drug discovery researchers who have promising drug candidates in development. The meeting is hosted by the Virginia Drug Discovery Consortium and VirginiaBio.
Who should attend?
- Virginia scientists with drug discovery related research
- Investors looking for promising new drug start-up companies
- Pharmaceutical and Biotech companies looking for new leads
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