CQDM and ODE Co-Fund Collaboration to Identify Inhibitors of Protein Misfolding and Aggregation

The CQDM, a research consortium focused on precompetitive research to accelerate drug development, has partnered with the Ontario Center for Excellence (OCE) and together they have announced new funding for an industry-academic partnership to accelerate discovery of drugs that could be candidate therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, including ALS. The support will be granted to Xiao-Yan Wen of the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Sciences at St. Michael’s Hospital, Pierre Drapeau of the Université de Montréal and Chrisopher Barden from Treventis, to develop a high-throughput small molecule screening platform in zebrafish to accelerate screening and identification of compounds that inhibit protein misfolding and aggregation (to read more about use of the zebrafish model in ALS, see Aug 2013 news story). CQDM and OCE will each pitch in $150k and Treventis will add $600k to support this synergistic partnership.

The CQDM, a research consortium focused on precompetitive research to accelerate drug development, has partnered with the Ontario Center for Excellence (OCE) and together they have announced new funding for an industry-academic partnership to accelerate discovery of drugs that could be candidate therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, including ALS. The support will be granted to Xiao-Yan Wen of the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Sciences at St. Michael’s Hospital, Pierre Drapeau of the Université de Montréal and Chrisopher Barden from Treventis, to develop a high-throughput small molecule screening platform in zebrafish to accelerate screening and identification of compounds that inhibit protein misfolding and aggregation (to read more about use of the zebrafish model in ALS, see Aug 2013 news story). CQDM and OCE will each pitch in $150k and Treventis will add $600k to support this synergistic partnership.

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