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Drug Discovery at Purdue

    The drug discovery process at Purdue begins at the nano level and ends with a viable human therapy that can reduce mortality and morbidity of disease. There is a considerable effort in enhancing our portfolio of novel and innovative drug candidates to treat chronic and acute illnesses.

Nano/Molecular > Cellular > Animal > Human

    Our researchers continue to be invested in various approaches to drug discovery, which include understanding of drug targets for future drug therapies, detection technology that will aid clinicians in early diagnosis or monitoring of therapies and design and delivery of drugs.

    • Detection Technology

    • Target Discovery

    • Drug Design and Delivery

    Purdue researchers are determined to leverage their great wealth of scientific expertise and collaboration in order to discover solutions for the public benefit. The following includes a summary of research interests:

  • Cancer

  • Neurological disorders/Trauma

  • Infectious diseases/Immune disorders

  • Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic syndrome


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Purdue Drug Discovery Building Campaign

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Drug Discovery in the Department of Chemistry




Drug Building Rendering

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