AstraZeneca and BMS Receive Award from Major Medical Association
News May 09, 2013
The ACE Philanthropic Award is presented to an industry partner who is a member of the Corporate AACE Partnership (CAP) and has made a charitable contribution to ACE in support of the betterment of endocrine care and public health.
AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb formed the diabetes alliance and entered into a collaboration in January 2007 to enable the companies to research, develop and commercialize select investigational drugs for Type 2 Diabetes.
“The AstraZeneca/Bristol-Myers Squibb Diabetes Alliance is honored to be recognized with the ACE Philanthropic Award,” said Shoba Ravichandran, M.D., Group Director, AstraZeneca/Bristol–Myers Squibb Diabetes Alliance. “We share the association’s mission of providing high quality care to patients and supporting clinicians, educators and scientists in their work to overcome the burdens of diabetes and other endocrine related diseases.”
Animal venoms are the subject of study at research center based at the Butantan Institute in São Paulo. But in this case, the idea is not to find antidotes, but rather to use the properties of the venoms themselves to identify molecular targets of diseases and, armed with that knowledge, develop new compounds that can be used as medicines.