Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Biomolecular Screening
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

MRC Technology Forms Alliance with World Leading Translational Research Centres

Published: Monday, January 21, 2013
Last Updated: Monday, January 21, 2013
Bookmark and Share
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.”


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,200+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,600+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

MRC Technology, AstraZeneca Collaborate
Companies launching an initiative to find new epigenetic drug targets in respiratory disease.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
MRC Technology Completes Move to Stevenage Open Innovation Campus
Relocation forms part of strategy to foster new collaborative partnerships.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
MRC Technology Launches Respiratory ‘Call for Targets’
Project focused on potential small molecule or antibody targets in pathways important in the development or progression of respiratory disease.
Monday, March 02, 2015
Charities Pledge to Inject Millions to Jump Start Drug Development for Brain Diseases
MRC Technology to lead Neurodegeneration Medicines Acceleration Programme to uncover promising drugs in pharma libraries.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
MRC Technology Negotiates License with Bio-Techne for MRC’s GOPAL Protein Synthesis Technology
Technology enables production of ubiquitin reagents and other proteins for use in drug discovery.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
MRC Technology, AstraZeneca Renew Target Discovery Collaboration
Initiative brings together global expertise to share compound libraries and streamline drug discovery.
Thursday, July 03, 2014
MRC Technology Sells its MCRs Programme to Pfizer
Small molecules developed in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
MRC Technology, Daiichi Sankyo form Drug Discovery Collaboration
Initiative brings together global expertise to streamline drug discovery.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
£3m Dementia Consortium Launched
New Consortium aims to boost dementia drug discovery by uniting charity, academic and private sectors in search for new treatments.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
MRC Technology and Oxford University Collaborate
The project will screen TRESK potassium channel activators involved in migraine pain control.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
MRC Technology and Renishaw Diagnostics Collaborate
Initiative combines expertise to accelerate clinical diagnostic screening.
Thursday, October 03, 2013
MRC Technology Launches Small Molecule Compound Library Access Scheme
Subset of compound library to be made available to academic researchers free of charge.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Scientific News
Platelets are the Pathfinders for Leukocyte Extravasation During Inflammation
Findings from the study could help in the prevention and treatment of inflammatory pathologies.
Benchtop Automation Trends
Gain a better understanding of current interest in and future deployment of benchtop automated systems.
Molecular Map Provides Clues To Zinc-Related Diseases
Mapping the molecular structure where medicine goes to work is a crucial step toward drug discovery against deadly diseases.
Genetic Research Can Significantly Improve Drug Development
With drug development costs topping $1.2bn (£850 million) to get a single treatment to the point it can be sold and used in the clinic, could genetic analysis save hundreds of millions of dollars?
New Method Opens Door to Development of Many New Medicines
Findings from TSRI reveal human proteins are better drug targets than previously thought.
Diagnosing Systemic Infections Quickly, Reliably
Team develop rapid and specific diagnostic assay that could help physicians decide within an hour whether a patient has a systemic infection and should be hospitalized for aggressive intervention therapy.
What Makes a Good Scientist?
It’s the journey, not just the destination that counts as a scientist when conducting research.
Blood Test That Detects Early Alzheimer’s Disease
A research team, led by Dr. Robert Nagele from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and Durin Technologies, Inc., has announced the development of a blood test that leverages the body’s immune response system to detect an early stage of Alzheimer’s disease – referred to as the mild cognitive impairment (MCI) stage – with unparalleled accuracy.
A New Approach to Chemical Synthesis
Communesins, originally found in fungus, could hold potential as cancer drugs.
Angina Drug Could Inform A New Strategy To Fight Cryptococcosis
A drug, more commonly used in the treatment of angina, could be the focus of a new strategy in fighting the fatal fungal infection cryptococcosis.
SELECTBIO

SELECTBIO Market Reports
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,200+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,600+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!