This Arizona Center for Drug Discovery (ACDD) serves as a vibrant organizational hub connecting the University of Arizona in Tucson and Phoenix with partnering organizations to advance academic-based drug discovery throughout the state.

Arizona Center for Drug Discovery

The center was created to catalyze new drug treatment discoveries by connecting the right people with the right projects at the right time. By translating current research into commercializable opportunities, the ACDD aims to create a portfolio which spans biologic targets, therapeutic areas and modalities. The Center is advised by a Scientific Advisory Board, a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary group who oversees all of the Center’s initiatives.



The annual event exploring groundbreaking approaches in drug discovery is making an in-person return to Phoenix in September.

The summit will explore promising avenues to discovering new drug candidates against diseases prevalent in Arizona

The Virtual Spring Summit will highlight examples of how academic research is contributing to the drug discovery ecosystem.

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Ready to learn more about drug discovery research at the University of Arizona, obtain a comprehensive pipeline overview, or explore a particular project opportunity?

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