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Virtual Drug Discovery Center

Our Mission

The goal of the University of Rochester Virtual Drug Discovery Center (UR VDDC) is to accelerate research by investigators at the University of Rochester who are working on new drug discovery.

This site is organized to provide assistance with each step during the drug discovery process, and to provide access to local expertise and investigators who can provide advice and assistance with drug development projects, at all stages, including:

  • A directory of faculty with expertise in areas relevant to drug development, including funded research projects
  • Target validation and high-throughput screening of molecular libraries
  • Medicinal chemistry and structure-activity relationship (SAR) analysis
  • Structural determination, molecular modeling, and affinity measurements
  • Intellectual property (the invention disclosure and patenting processes)
  • Technology development and "gap" funding
  • A listing of UR spin-off companies with interests in drug development
  • FDA regulatory compliance and filing of an Investigational New Drug application

Press Releases & News

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January 27, 2015