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Hospital screening tests are failing to identify the true extent of microbial resistance, according to new research. The study, led by the University of Leeds, reveals another layer in the complex scientific fight to understand and combat one of the biggest challenges facing modern healthcare: the rise of drug-resistant superbugs. more >
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Scientists have identified a new internal regulator that helps control the body’s response to fight infection. The discovery could be a target for new drugs to tackle autoimmune diseases, such as lupus and scleroderma, where healthy tissues are attacked by the body’s own immune system.. more >
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Scientists have developed a new technique to trick bacteria into revealing hundreds of holes in their cell walls, opening the door for drugs that destroy bacteria’s cells. more >
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Despite huge investment and changes in practices over the years, the rate of drug discovery has not increased and the cost of bringing effective drugs to market remains very high.

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology innovation at the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology brings together expertise in a range of physical and biological sciences to pioneer innovative approaches to drug discovery. We work with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as supporting industries, to help the sector discover safe new medicines faster.

The scale of the University’s activities and state of the art facilities enable us to operate in a wide variety of areas, through exploitation of outstanding research expertise and engagement with industry. By identifying how our expertise can meet industry needs, we are able to address some of the real problems that slow the progress of getting new drugs to market.

Please contact us for further information or to discuss how we may be able to support your company in providing solutions to your current and future challenges in pharmaceutical development and drug discovery.