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Prof Christine Salomon's lecture brings large crowd
CDD signs a licensing agreement for its technology for early detection of Alzheimer's disease
Center for Drug Design (College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota) has signed an agreement to collaborate with medical imaging startup RetiSpec to commercialize the technology for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. Read More
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Patently lucrative: the intellectual property that makes big money for the U
Compounds developed in Robert Vince’s University of Minnesota lab to combat the HIV virus made the University more than $600 million dollars. Read More
Seeing Alzheimer's disease
A retinal scan technique, developed by researchers in the University’s Center for Drug Design (CDD), has the potential to detect AD in its early stages, when treatment may still be possible, and also to allow doctors to trace the progress of treatments and help the 100,000 Minnesotans with AD and their families. Read More
Message from the Director
The Center for Drug Design (CDD) was created to combine research and scholarship leading to the development of novel drugs for therapeutic applications, such as HIV, cancer, neurological diseases, dermatological agents, infectious diseases, novel processes, and medical devices. The Center for Drug Design combines the best of academic tradition along with an expectation of innovation and independence, and provides significant value for our academic and research community.
Xiangshu Xiao, PhD
Physiology and Pharmacology
Oregon Health & Science University
Xiao labs' research is at the emerging interface of chemistry and biology by using chemical tools to dissect the signaling pathways implicated in cancer development and maintenance. A particular focus in the lab is to develop chemical tools and potential cancer therapeutics for targets that are not well understood.