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MRC Technology Forms Alliance with World Leading Translational Research Centres

Published: Monday, January 21, 2013
Last Updated: Monday, January 21, 2013
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The aim of this alliance is to strengthen the international academic and/or not-for-profit drug development and commercialization network.

MRC Technology, a technology transfer charity and company, announces it is one of six of the world’s top translational health research centres  that have come together to form a new Global Alliance of Leading Drug Discovery and Development Centres. 

The founding organizations are: 

The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD), Canada
Lead Discovery Center (LDC), Germany
The Scripps Research Institute, Scripps Florida, United States
The Centre for Drug Design and Discovery (CD3), KU Leuven R&D, Belgium
Medical Research Council Technology, United Kingdom
Cancer Research Technology, United Kingdom

All member organizations are fully-integrated translational centres capable of professionally advancing drug discovery projects along the value chain from idea to drug candidate with proof-of-concept.  Together, they represent close to 400 experienced drug developers collaborating with tens of thousands of academic scientists around the globe on over 165 highly innovative therapeutic projects targeting significant unmet medical needs. For the biopharmaceutical industry, they represent a major source of innovation. Numerous alliances with many of the industry’s leading global companies have been established to develop resulting drug candidates further and ultimately make them available to patients.

Through this Alliance, member organizations will collaborate on mutually-beneficial projects, share best practices, expertise and resources, and develop common standards and performance measurements – ultimately working together to improve the conversion of global early-stage technology into much needed therapies.

Karimah Es Sabar, President and CEO of CDRD commented, “We see a multitude of translational research initiatives around the world, but until now, these have for the most part, worked in isolation of one another. This Alliance will be a powerful vehicle in bringing such organizations together, leveraging one another’s strengths, and ultimately making for a much more effective global translational research environment.”  

Mike Johnson, MRC Technology’s Director of Corporate Partnerships said: “The shared objectives between MRC Technology and the other members of the Alliance make collaborating rather than competing the obvious way forward. I hope that by working together we can move research from the lab bench to the patient faster and more effectively.”

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