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Center for Drug Repurposing

As part of its program to establish a new medical school and its recently opened Institute for Personalized Medicine, Ariel University has now launched a Center for Drug Repurposing (CDR) in partnership with a private Israeli company, Drug Rediscovery Ltd. This is the world’s first academic center for drug re-purposing. Drug re-purposing is the process of formalizing a new use for an existing FDA-approved drug, typically one that is already “generic” (without patent protection). The CDR will incorporate a “Knowledge Center”, employing medical data-mining experts to populate a database known as Cureiosity®. This database builds connections between drugs, diseases and therapeutic targets in dimensions never applied before, and rapidly identifies new opportunities for drug re-purposing. At the core of its activities, the CDR will manage pre-clinical drug re-purposing development work at Ariel University.

For more information please visit CDR’s department page http://www.ariel.ac.il/research/cdr

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