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The 2018-2019 TRx Pilot Award pre-proposal deadline is November 15, 2018.
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The Translational Therapeutics (TRx) Resource is an accelerator program designed to leverage Columbia’s proficiency in drug discovery and provide access to Entrepreneurs and the pharmaceutical industry to advance novel therapeutics from the lab towards the path of commercialization and clinical implementation.

Academic therapeutic projects often fall within the “Valley of Death”, where it is exceedingly difficult to obtain outside funding. This collaboration between the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, Columbia Technology Ventures and The Clinical Trials Office will provide education, mentorship and funding to help academic translational research projects move beyond the valley of death and reach significant milestones. A key goal of this program is to accelerate translation of novel medical discoveries from the lab to the clinic by positioning the technology for commercialization.

The TRx Resource is a centralized resource for Columbia Faculty and students motivated to move discoveries through drug development pathway. 

TRx Programs and Services




The TRx Resource Pilot Award provides up to $75,000 for therapeutic drug development The TRx Development Teams are project specific teams that will include members of industry, executives-in-residence and Columbia scientists The TRx Boot Camp and Seminar series will give an overview of the hurdles in the path from drug discovery to drug development and commercialization


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