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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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Wellcome Trust award funds NEAT1-related disease research

15 August 2019

The Institutional Strategic Support Fund by the Wellcome Trust has award over £48,000 to Cardiff University’s Medicines Discovery Institute to investigate a new target for a range of diseases.

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New therapies for anxiety disorders

5 August 2019

Almost 75% of General Anxiety Disorder patients report dissatisfaction with their treatments due to significant side effects, but the launch of a new project at the Medicines Discovery Institute aims to address this global health issue.

Researcher works under fume hood with chemicals

Wolfson Foundation funds new Target Validation Suite

9 July 2019

A quarter of the population will experience mental health issues during their lifetime, and a cutting-edge laboratory will bring new and improved mental health medications closer to a reality.

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.