AbbVie Joins Dementia Consortium
News Feb 17, 2016
The Consortium is a global £4m collaboration between academia, charity and the private sector which aims to find new drug treatments for dementia. This combination of expertise is being used to drive early stage drug discovery programmes against promising academic targets for neurodegenerative disease.
AbbVie brings additional expertise, resources and capital to the Consortium, allowing more projects to be funded and progressed towards patient benefit.
Dr Jim Summers, Vice-President of Neuroscience Discovery Research at AbbVie said: “We are pleased to be part of the Dementia Consortium. This innovative approach to validating new drug targets is an important component of our strategy to develop new therapies to treat neurodegenerative diseases.
Dr Simon Ridley, Director of Research at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “It’s a very positive development to have AbbVie join the Dementia Consortium, strengthening our ability to accelerate the search for effective new treatments for dementia. We know that in order to find new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, we need to explore as many different approaches as possible, and our growing range of Pharma partnerships will ensure we can continue to invest in a diverse range of projects to build drug discovery pipelines.”
To date, the Consortium has awarded over £1.5m to early stage drug discovery efforts for neurodegenerative diseases, including projects that target the immune system in a bid to halt nerve cell damage in Alzheimer’s and a project studying targeting TDP-43 aggregation in frontotemporal dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Pre-Clinical Safety in Cancer Drug Development: “Attitude to Safety Needs to Change”News
Many companies involved in cancer drug research and development need to re-think their use of safety data in helping to bring new drugs to cancer patients.
Dr Richard Knight of ApconiX will tell this month’s conference, that greater focus on pre-clinical safety should be fundamental to the development of new cancer therapies.
Researchers Test Drug Transfer Using Placenta-On-A-ChipNews
Researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of their "organ-on-a-chip" platform in studying how drugs are transported across the human placental barrier.READ MORE
Comments | 0 ADD COMMENT
4th International Conference on Crystallography & Novel Materials
Nov 19 - Nov 20, 2018
Next Gen Regenerative Medicine & Tissue Engineering
May 29 - May 30, 2018