Discovery INI project
In June 2019 Almac Discovery established the Centre of Excellence for Ubiquitin Drug Discovery, with the initiative supported by a £5.1M Invest Northern Ireland grant. The scientific focus is on protein degradation and the new Centre will build on the expertise already established around the deubiquitinase (DUB) target class, with a plan to expand into other areas of the ubiquitin-proteasome system as required, across therapeutic indications. The dedicated Centre represents a substantial investment by Almac over a 3 year period, together with support from Invest Northern Ireland via the Grant for R&D Programme. This Grant is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme 2014-2020.