BASIC science to blockbuster drug: invention of lYRICA

Date(s) - 04/14/15
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Firehouse Grill

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BASIC science to blockbuster drug: invention of lYRICA

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Professor Rick Silverman, PhD

Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University

Rick Silverman came to Northwestern to carry out fundamental research on enzymes important to various diseases, but he never expected that it would actually lead to a FDA-approved blockbuster drug. He will discuss how he got into the field of chemistry and his path to medicinal chemistry and Northwestern.

The story of the invention of Lyrica will be described and how it went from basic principles of chemistry and enzymology to technology transfer to industry partnership to commercialization. Questions regarding drugs and the drug development process are welcome.

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TUESDAY, April 14, 2015
6:30—8:00 pm
The Firehouse Grill, 2nd Floor
750 Chicago Ave., Evanston 60202