The Pharmaceutical Pipeline Project
The Pharmaceutical Pipeline Project represents a concerted effort to address the shortcomings of pharmaceuticals. Our solution is to approach the biological problems in drug development by applying the tools of engineering and physical sciences. We have established three Consortia within this project: the first is designing new drugs to treat cancer, AIDS, bacterial infections, and other diseases; the second is developing novel processes to manufacture drugs using cells, enzymes and other biologically based approaches that increase purity and decrease cost; and the third is applying engineering technologies to make taking drugs easier, more effective and less frequent for patients. Through this project we will impact healthcare by making pharmaceuticals more effective, less expensive and more convenient for patients.