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In Drug Discovery Today: Advancing novel therapies for neurodegeneration through an innovative model

4 September 2023

September is World Alzheimer's Month, dedicated to raising awareness about dementia. We are thrilled to share the case study of the Eisai–UCL collaboration recently published in Drug Discovery Today.

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The Eisai-UCL collaboration has been running since December 2012, spearheaded by the UCL Translational Research Office (TRO) and the Dean of Faculty Brain Sciences. Seven projects have been established and the first project, a novel anti-tau antibody for Alzheimer’s disease, has entered clinical trials.

The collaboration was set up to create a portfolio of novel therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases. It also serves as an exemplar of how academia and industry can effectively work together.

<In Drug Discovery Today>
Advancing novel therapies for neurodegeneration through an innovative model for
industry-academia collaborations: A decade of the Eisai–UCL experience

The article highlights:
- How a productive partnership brings together complementary expertise
- The challenges to setting up a productive collaboration
- The structure of the Eisai-UCL collaboration
- Outcomes of the collaboration after ten years
- Best practices and lessons from the Eisai-UCL experience

Read the full article here.


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