Prof Maree Smith
Executive Director CIPDD
At the CIPDD, we are excited that our research, directed at bringing innovation into the drug development “toolkit” i.e. into the testing methods used for new drug development, has the potential to contribute significantly to improving the efficiency, predictive ability and cost-effectiveness of the methods used to develop new pharmaceuticals for human use.
CIPDD research is often conducted in collaboration with industry partners to facilitate application of the new testing methods developed by CIPDD scientists to the industry partners’ compounds as a means of accelerating the new drug development process.