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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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Latest news

A year at the Medicines Discovery Institute

20 March 2020

A year since the Medicines Discovery Institute was launched, it’s team of researchers has secured millions in investment for new therapies in mental health and neuroscience.

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Seedcorn funding for pancreatic cancer research

16 March 2020

There are over 10,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer diagnosed in the UK each year. New funding will enable the Medicines Discovery Institute to investigate potential new therapies for this deadly disease.

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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.

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.