Grant ID RP210108
Awarded On August 18, 2021
Title The GCC Microphysiological Lead Optimization and Toxicity Screening facility
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Core Facility Support Awards
Institution/Organization Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Clifford C Stephan
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $3,973,083*

*Pending contract negotiation

Lay Summary

The Gulf Coast Consortium (GCC) Microphysiological Lead Optimization Screening facility (MLOTS) is a new multi-institutional drug discovery core designed to accelerate the development of new cancer therapies. MLOTS responds to the need of cancer researchers for specialized facilities to rapidly and efficiently evaluate new drugs and drug combinations that may be safe and effective cancer treatments for cancer patients. To achieve its goals, MLOTS provides access to sophisticated 3D testing systems that replicate in the test tube the complicated environment seen by tumors. MLOTS will also use models of normal liver, heart and the brain to test whether the new drugs have toxicities that could ...

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