The University of Rochester has joined together with the University of Buffalo and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center to form Empire Discovery Institute, a new drug discovery partnership. EDI aims to convert the institutions’ scientific breakthroughs into viable pharmaceuticals for commercialization and to strengthen the region as a hub for life sciences research and development. The Empire Discovery Institute (EDI) is designed to help overcome key challenges typically faced by life science researchers in academia – lack of external funding to continue research efforts and lack of pharmaceutical industry expertise to advance these programs to fruition.
The 2019 EDI Medicines Award Program is now open. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the November 29, 2019 submission deadline. Read more here.