Transform drug discovery to reduce suffering
The Centre for Medicinal Chemistry has made significant breakthroughs in redefining the methods and economics of drug discovery.
On average, developing a new drug takes about 15 years and costs approximately $1.2 billion. Such enormous costs impede our ability to combat even the most prevalent diseases. Just as disturbing, many illnesses are not financially viable to pursue at all because they don’t afflict enough people or only occur in low-income global regions. The result is extraordinary levels of human suffering.
The Centre for Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Toronto Mississauga has made significant breakthroughs in redefining the methods and economics of drug discovery. With remarkable speed and precision, its findings show exciting promise for cancers of the blood, bone marrow, and lymph nodes, among other devastating diseases. The Centre belongs to one of the world’s leading health science research clusters, anchored by U of T. This provides remarkable opportunities for collaboration with industry, hospitals, and experts from across the biomedical sphere.
To scale up its efforts and continue realizing dramatic breakthroughs, the Centre will recruit leading researchers and build much-needed lab space for its teams. Your support for the Centre for Medicinal Chemistry will help U of T transform drug discovery, saving lives and reducing human suffering around the world.