UCSF

Small Molecule Discovery Center and Genentech partner in drug discovery

UCSF's Small Molecule Discovery Center (SMDC) announced on February 18, 2010 that it has signed its first major industry partnership agreement since the SMDC was founded in 2005. The agreement is with Genentech, Inc. to discover and develop drug candidates for neurodegenerative diseases. Genentech will provide funding and its research acumen in neuroscience and will collaborate with UCSF to identify small molecules. The SMDC is administered by the UCSF School of Pharmacy and directed by James Wells, PhD, chair of the School's Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

Full story

UCSF enters drug discovery agreement with Genentech

More

UCSF, Genentech Strike $13 million deal


About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy is a premier graduate-level academic organization dedicated to improving health through precise therapeutics. It succeeds through innovative research, by educating PharmD health professional and PhD science students, and by caring for the therapeutics needs of patients while exploring innovative new models of patient care. The School was founded in 1872 as the first pharmacy school in the American West. It is an integral part of UC San Francisco, a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide.