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December 1, 2014

Scientific Frontier Series 18: Conquering the an unexplored summit! – RIKEN Program for Drug Discovery and Medical Technology Platforms –

Outline

New drug development is like conquering an unconquered mountain. After the causes of diseases and promising compounds are identified, candidate agents must cross a number of “valleys of death,” before one becomes a drug that can save patients. No compound can become a drug without overcoming these valleys. To pave the way for drug development, RIKEN established a system that links basic science to clinical drug development. The core of this system is the Program for Drug Discovery and Medical Technology Platforms (DMP). How does DMP function?