Grant ID RP190674
Awarded On August 21, 2019
Title Business-Driven Accelerator for Cancer Therapeutics (BDACT)
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Core Facility Support Awards
Institution/Organization Texas Medical Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director William McKeon
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $5,440,894*

*Pending contract negotiation

Lay Summary

Successfully delivering new cancer therapeutics discoveries to patients is a long, difficult, and expensive process. To do this successfully, cancer researchers most often must develop a small company or partner with an established pharmaceutical company. For many Texas cancer researchers, this is a major hurdle. The difficulty Texas researchers experience in successfully moving their cancer discoveries to patients is evidenced by the small number of technology commercialization grants awarded to Texas compared to other states. There is a lack of biotech entrepreneurship training and comprehensive drug development programs in Texas. BDACT will address these deficits and provide Texas researc...

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