National Drug Discovery Centre: Access to Subsidised Screens

Award Title: Access to Subsidised Screens

CALHN Internal Closing Date: 31 October 2019

The National Drug Discovery Centre (NDCC) provides researchers with an affordable pathway to conduct a high-throughput screening campaign. Your assay will be modified by specialist staff to take full advantage of an industry gold-standard robotic drug discovery platform. The NDDC offers:

  • Cutting-edge automation, enabling rapid and reproducible testing of large compound libraries
  • Access to more than 300,000 high-quality and diverse lead-like small molecules
  • Acoustic dispensing technology for accurate volume measurement
  • Miniaturisation to 1536-well format, ensuring the most efficient use of assay components such as purified proteins or precious cell lines
  • Full ownership rights to new intellectual property that is generated from the screening results
  • Work performed by experienced specialists using stringent and effective quality control standards

FUNDING AND DURATION

Successful applicants from Australian research institutes and universities will benefit from testing their breakthroughs at a highly subsidised rate of 90 per cent off actual costs. As an indicative guide, the full cost to perform a 300,000-compound screen is typically in the range of $1.00 to $1.50 per compound, depending on the assay. Total costs are generally from $300,000 to $450,000. This cost is subsidised by the Australian Government, reducing the price to around $30,000 to $45,000, with 50 per cent of this fee to be paid upfront and the closing 50 per cent balance upon project conclusion.

SUBMISSION TO THE SPONSOR DUE DATE 07 NOVEMBER 2019

CALHN SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

TQEH Research staff (Clinical and Affiliate Title Holders) affiliated with the University of Adelaide, and Non-affiliated staff  Please co-ordinate your application through TQEH Research Secretariat.
Contact: Gwenda Graves phone: 8222 6870 gwenda.graves@sa.gov.au

RAH and SA PATHOLOGY Research staff (Clinical and Affiliate Title Holders) affiliated with the University of Adelaide, and Non-affiliated staff  Please co-ordinate your application through CALHN  Research Office.
Contact:  7117 2217  Health.CALHNResearchGrants@sa.gov.au

SUBMISSION BY UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE RESEARCHERS

SUBMISSION BY UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA RESEARCHERS
For submission details please contact:
Research and Innovation Services
University of South Australia
Mawson Lakes Campus
Phone: 8302 3247

All UniSA applications require a completed and signed hard copy of the Grant Application Coversheet to accompany the application.
Refer to the UniSA funding calendar here.

For further information and application instructions please visit: 

https://www.wehi.edu.au/research/research-technologies/drug-discovery/apply

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