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Facilities for Drug Discovery

The infrastructure at the University of Alberta for drug discovery research spans target identification, structure elucidation, hit identification, cross-validation, lead optimization and biological evaluation through to (pre)clinical trials.


Pipeline of lead discovery and development activities


The following facilities and expertise are available at the University of Alberta and are used to benefit discovery research.

Affinity Assays including Biacore, Nanotemper, isothermal titration calorimetry
Biobanking
Cell Imaging/Microscopy
Clinical Trials: Cancer
Clinical Trials: Cardiovascular
Clinical Trials: NACTRC
Computational chemistry
Containment: Prions
Containment: Viruses
Electron Microscopy
Genomics
Glycan Structure
Flow Cytometry
ImmunoCore
Lipidomics
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Mass Spectrometry/Chem
Mass Spec/Metabolomics
Mass Spec/Proteomics
Medicinal chemistry
NMR Centre: NANUC
Polymers and SMALP system
Pharmaceutical design: DDIC
Protein Production including isotope labelled proteins
RNAi Core
X-ray Crystallography