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Medicines Discovery Institute

We translate leading biomedical research into novel drugs.

We put Wales at the forefront of medical innovation, bringing cutting-edge science to the patient by turning leading biomedical research into novel drugs.

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The Academy of Medical Sciences fund research into novel therapies

11 February 2020

The Academy of Medical Sciences is funding cutting-edge medicines discovery research for lysosomal storage disorders.

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New insights for discovery of next generation antibiotics

5 September 2019

A new publication gives insight into interactions between antibiotics and Staphylococcus aureus DNA gyrase, helping to build a more detailed picture of how we can fight microbial resistance in the future.

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ISSF award funds search for new Schizophrenia medication

2 September 2019

More than 23 million people are affected by schizophrenia, with people living with the condition being three times more likely to die early. New funding from the Wellcome Trust is supporting cutting-edge research that will improve therapies.

We apply our expertise in a range of research areas to produce novel medicines, which will ultimately make a difference to the lives of patients across the world.

Our vision is ambitious, aiming to make the Institute a focal point for medicines discovery and innovation within Cardiff University and the wider UK academic community.