NIH Translational Center To Study Cell-Based Toxicity Tests, Offer Industry Grants
Executive SummaryToxicity testing is one area in which NIH Director Francis Collins expects the proposed National Center for Advancing Translational Science to help industry speed up drug development.
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The National Center for Advancing Translational Science soon may have an agreement with one or more firms to allow research to test abandoned compounds for new uses, NIH Deputy Director for Science, Outreach and Policy Kathy Hudson says. NIH has sought, and will continue to seek, industry input on where NCATS should put its efforts to speed translation of drugs from the bench to the market, she notes.