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Purdue's growing drug development focus to strengthen Indiana CTSI

March 13, 2013

When the National Institutes of Health created the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, which houses the Clinical and Translational Sciences Award program that supports the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, NIH Director Francis Collins pinpointed accelerating the development of diagnostics and therapeutics as an important goal of the new center. Meanwhile, Purdue University, an institutional member of the Indiana CTSI along with Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame, is emerging as a leader in the field of drug discovery with construction underway on a new $25-million Drug Discovery Building, opening in 2014, and a new virtual center aimed at discovering new treatments for conditions such as cancer and inflammatory disease.
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