Happy Holidays and a Toast to Our Collaborators!

Happy Holidays from our Community Growth Department here at CDD to you.

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We love collaborating with you as we travel this new and exciting path together. The path of Collaboration at all levels is an interdependent one. Collaborating outside your four walls to discover new drugs, fast and cost efficient – this was thought to be a crazy idea just a few years ago – remember? And look now how everything has changed; now it is crazy not to collaborate.

Equally crazy just a few years ago was to consider a fully web-based technology to manage lab data, chemical registration and dose response curves. And look – this is now the critical ingredient for collaborating securely and economically.

We learned so much from you on this path and we are enjoying your partnership on this journey. Thank you for being our customer!

Should you feel like exploring the web a bit during the holidays – here are some thought provoking pages I would like to point you to:

  • http://www.assaydepot.com/ – many of you know Assay Depot already, a market place to find cool things around assays. They have beefed their service up. Nice.

There are thousands of neglected diseases; some of them are neglected because they are rare diseases. An especially heartbreaking case is here: http://www.jonahsjustbegun.org/. May science find a cure fast!

Not rare but neglected is research to find a cure against TB. http://www.mm4tb.org/ – is an exciting project where many labs came together to find new medicines against TB. This group even tried a new funding mechanism using the stock market http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/mar/02/astrazeneca-joins-tb-consortium.

May you have a wonderful New Year filled with fresh ideas, inspiring discoveries and new exciting collaborations.

Warmest wishes for the holidays!

Sylvia Ernst, PhD

Sr. Director Community Growth, CDD