European Lead Factory is leading the way to discovering new medicines

IMI’s European Lead Factory (ELF) gives researchers access to a library of compounds and a screening service which can help them identify and validate compounds for use in potential new drugs.

“The ELF allows European researchers to identify chemical matter that can serve either as tool to better understand disease mechanisms or even as a starting point for a drug discovery endeavour,” explains project coordinator Stefan Jaroch. “Usually, academic researchers or small biotech companies do not have access to such high-quality screening resources. So, the ELF provides them with the missing link to translate biological innovations into chemical substances.” Read more HERE.