European Commission: ‘ELF is leading the way to discovering new medicines’

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2018-02-27

Under the topic “Success Stories”, the European Commission recognises the impact and potential of the European Lead Factory. The Directorate-General Research and Innovation highlighted that ‘researchers working on any human disease can call on a great resource to develop new drugs.’ 

ELF has created an integrated platform which is providing an innovative range of free services, expertise and a huge collection of compounds for researchers who are developing new drugs. The ELF target portfolio covers a wide range of therapeutic areas with high societal relevance, also including neglected and rare diseases. The project gives European drug discovery programmes a boost and aids their progression. For example, two start-up companies were established based on ELF results.

The European Commission concludes: ‘ELF is playing a leading role in delivering the innovative services and expertise necessary to find and innovative new drugs to the benefit of researchers, the medical industry and patients alike.’

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