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.



Dr. Zerbinatti is an accomplished senior leader from the pharmaceutical industry.

The Arizona Center for Drug Discovery and the UArizona Cancer Center to host Sept. 15 virtual summit.

The symposium will take place virtually via Zoom.

The UA College of Pharmacy’s new Arizona Center for Drug Discovery promises to energize the drug discovery process across campus.

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