CDD Vault Supports Academic Drug Discovery at Ohio State

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CDD Vault Supports Academic Drug Discovery at Ohio State

Columbus, Ohio —April 14, 2020— The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) recently partnered to build a shared resource focused on phenotypic and target-based screening of libraries of small molecules via high-content and high-throughput approaches. The screening of small molecules against diverse biological targets will generate large data sets that will require storage, curation and analysis.

To facilitate the ability to store the large amount of chemical and biological data, the college has adopted the CDD Vault cloud-based cheminformatics platform for data management. We will additionally use CDD Vault’s integrated electronic lab notebook (ELN) to facilitate the organization and sharing of research results within specific research groups.

“We are excited about enhancing our ability to screen small molecules and using CDD Vault as a state-of-the art technology to store and analyze data from these projects. CDD Vault will improve collaboration between faculty and staff in the College of Pharmacy, the OSUCCC – James, and other academic units on campus. Ultimately it will enhance our ability to discover drugs at Ohio State,” said Dr. Blake Peterson, chair of the college’s Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy. "For academic researchers involved in drug discovery, CDD Vault provides a powerful and flexible platform for management of data that has been extensively validated both at universities and in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.”

About the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy

Faculty in the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy specialize in synthetic medicinal chemistry, the isolation and identification of natural products, rational drug design and biological assays. They use this expertise to pursue research in drug discovery for the treatment of cancer, infectious disease and other therapeutic areas.

About Collaborative Drug Discovery, Inc.

CDD’s (www.collaborativedrug.com) flagship product, “CDD Vault®”, is used to manage chemical registration, structure-activity relationships (SAR), and securely scale collaborations. CDD Vault® is a hosted database solution for secure management and sharing of biological and chemical data. It lets you intuitively organize chemical structures and biological study data, and collaborate with internal or external partners through an easy to use web interface. Available modules within CDD Vault include Activity & Registration, Visualization, Inventory, and ELN.

A complete list of more than 60 publications and patents from CDD can be found online on our resources page at https://www.collaborativedrug.com/publications-and-resources/.


Media Contact: Barry Bunin, Ph.D., Collaborative Drug Discovery, [email protected]