Centre for Therapeutic Target Validation
Target validation is the most critical step in drug discovery because as the chemists will tell you “Most of the other things we can fix”, so I was delighted to hear about the new Centre for Therapeutic Target Validation.
You can read more about it in the Press release
”The Centre for Therapeutic Target Validation is a transformative collaboration to improve the process of discovering new medicines,” says Dr Birney. “The pre-competitive nature of the centre is critical: the collaboration of EMBL-EBI and the Sanger Institute with GSK allows us to make the most of commercial R&D practice, but the data and information will be available to everyone. It is truly exciting to apply so many different areas of expertise, from data integration to genomics, to the challenge of creating better medicines.”
I wish them every success and will be following their work closely.