The national drug development center proposed to Turku
It is proposed that Turku will be the seat of the new national drug development center.
Drug development and diagnostics is a common research profiling area of the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University funded by the Academy of Finland.
Lately, there have been discussions of setting up a new new drug development centre in Finland. The purpose of the drug development centre is to improve the commercial potential of findings at universities. The drug development centre would serve researchers from all over the country, for example in universities, research institutes and hospitals.
Today, a report was delivered to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, that proposes that Turku will be the seat of the new national drug development center. The final decision will be made by the next government. Let’s hope for the best!