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Medicines Discovery Institute

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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Next generation drugs for anxiety disorders

20 May 2019

Scientists at Cardiff University will be one step closer to improving anxiety medications, thanks to a major investment from the Medical Research Council.

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The Urdd Eisteddfod

9 May 2019

The Medicines Discovery Institute will be inspiring the next generation of medicines discovery scientists through the welsh language at the Urdd Eisteddfod in Cardiff Bay.

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Springboard Award for tools for research and drug discovery

30 April 2019

The Academy of Medical Sciences has awarded researchers at the Medicines Discovery Institute almost £100,000 to help discover more effective therapies of the future.

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.