Drug delivery and design

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At the University of Minnesota, we believe that collaboration is key to unlocking cures to some of our world’s most challenging conditions. With that in mind, we’ve fostered a faculty across the health sciences that work in concert to construct the most advanced pharmaceuticals in development today.

PilsOur College of Pharmacy consistently ranks among the top three pharmacy schools in the nation. Through cutting-edge research at several institutes and centers within the school, students and faculty are busy designing, discovering and developing drugs to provide therapy for a wide variety of human health conditions.

Additionally, researchers within the University of Minnesota’s Center for Drug Design work to unite efficient, high-level research with the design and development of new, highly-effective drugs. That center has already developed therapeutics to combat HIV/AIDs (carbovir and abacavir). Current research includes the development of an anti-cyanide agent, and a functional cosmetic compound that helps skin cells prevent or fight skin cancer and work toward pharmacological agents that slow the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

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