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Pharm Res. 2011 Jul;28(7):1454-9. doi: 10.1007/s11095-011-0432-7. Epub 2011 Mar 30.

The Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance: a collaborative partnership to facilitate academic drug discovery.

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School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, CHB 303; 1600 7th Ave S, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA.


The Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance is a collaboration between the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Southern Research Institute that aims to support the discovery and development of therapeutic molecules that address an unmet medical need. The alliance builds on the expertise present at both institutions and has the dedicated commitment of their respective technology transfer and intellectual property offices to guide any commercial opportunities that may arise from the supported efforts. Although most projects involve high throughput screening, projects at any stage in the drug discovery and development pathway are eligible for support. Irrespective of the target and stage of any project, well-functioning interdisciplinary teams are crucial to a project's progress. These teams consist of investigators with a wide variety of expertise from both institutions to contribute to the program's success.

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