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07 October 2016

EU Lead Factory publications are of high impact

According to the IMI Bibliometric report 2016, the scientific publication output from the EU Lead Factory is in top of its class, the 14 projects from IMI Call 5-11. 

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06 October 2016

European Lead Factory results make a real impact on IMI stakeholders

In September this year, the European Lead Factory (ELF) had the good fortune to highlight its achievements to the advisory groups of Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), ELF’s principal funding organisation.

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04 October 2016

Neglected tropical disease project from i3S 1st Portuguese selected by European Lead Factory

The Parasite Disease Group, incorporated in the Institute for Research and Innovation in Health (i3S) and the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, is now joining the European research elite, as the first Portuguese team to introduce a project into the European Lead Factory (ELF). The group identified an enzyme, essential to the survival and virulence of the Leishmania parasite, and it has just been selected by ELF to be screened by the consortium.

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12 September 2016

ELF: the talk of the international Medicinal Chemistry community at EFMC

European Lead Factory noticeably stated its presence during the XXIV EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC 2016) that took place last week in Manchester, European City of Science 2016.

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15 July 2016

Fundacíon Botín encourages its researchers to use the European Lead Factory

Fundacíon Botín encourages its researchers to use the European Lead Factory

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13 June 2016

On the fast track to beat neglected tropical diseases

The European Lead Factory has lowered the hurdles for non-profit drug discovery programmes in the area of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). 

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06 June 2016

First Polish drug target programme selected

A drug discovery programme involving an epigenetic target is the first drug target programme from Poland selected by the European Lead Factory. The selected drug target is a part of the oncology project developed by Selvita within its epigenetics platform.

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10 May 2016

Bridging the Innovation Gap

The European Lead Factory is described as ‘bridging the innovation gap’ in a recent Careers Feature in the journal Nature. 

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03 May 2016

First Spanish programme selected

The first drug target programme from Spain has been selected by The European Lead Factory. It involves an epigenetic target against cancer that is being investigated by the Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA) at the University of Navarra.

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22 April 2016

Combinatorial library optimization process

The public part of Joint European Compound Library (JECL) is built using many small libraries (typically about 500 compounds per library) based around innovative scaffolds.

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