CDD Presents on Industry Provided Repurposing at NIH Rare Disease Day Event

CDD will be present at the Rare Disease Day on 28 Feb & 1 Mar.

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Patients and Researchers, Partners for Life!” Event in Bethesda (as described on the NIH website):

On February 28, and March 1, 2013, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will celebrate the sixth annual Rare Disease Day with a 2-day-long celebration and recognition of the various rare diseases research activities supported by the NIH Office of Rare Diseases Research, the NIH Clinical Center, other NIH Institutes and Centers; the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Orphan Product Development; other Federal Government agencies; the National Organization for Rare Disorders; and the Genetic Alliance. Rare Disease Day at NIH (RDD@NIH) will be held in the Natcher Auditorium (Building 45) from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Attendance is free and open to the public.

In addition to the various scheduled talks (see agenda), we expect to have posters and exhibits from many groups relevant to the rare diseases research community. In association with the Global Genes Project, we again encourage all attendees to wear their favorite pair of jeans.

While attendance is free, please register on the event’s website because we would like to know how many people are planning to attend. If you would like to display a poster or exhibit, please include that information on your registration form. You can contact Dr. David J. Eckstein at for more information.”

CDD’s presentation, with collaborators, is timely in light of the NIH-Industry Drug Repositioning Program (Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules).

The presentation is entitled “Computational Approaches Used With Industry Provided Repurposing Candidates – Uses in Rare and Neglected Diseases”

Sean Ekins1,2 , Christopher Southan3, Michael Travers1,  Antony J.
Williams4, Joel S. Freundlich5, 6, Barry A. Bunin1 and Alex M. Clark7

1 Collaborative Drug Discovery, 1633 Bayshore Hwy, Suite 342,
Burlingame, CA 94010, U.S.A.,  2 Collaborations in Chemistry, 5616
Hilltop Needmore Road, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526, U.S.A., 3
TW2Informatics Limited, Goteborg, 42166, Sweden, 4 Royal Society of
Chemistry, 904 Tamaras Circle, Wake Forest, NC 27587, USA. 5
Department of Medicine, Center for Emerging and Reemerging Pathogens,
UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School, 185 South Orange Avenue Newark, NJ
07103, USA. 6 Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology,
Colorado State University, 200 West Lake Street, CO 80523, USA.
6Molecular Materials Informatics, 1900 St. Jacques #302, Montreal,
Quebec, Canada H3J 2S1.