CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
283 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 335-8034
UI Center for Advanced Drug Development celebrates five years
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Center for Advanced Drug Development
(CADD), a division of the UI College of Pharmacy, will mark its five-year
anniversary in November.
Based at the Oakdale Campus, the CADD was established in 1992 as a result
of an Iowa Economic Development initiative to perform a wide range of tests
to obtain data for new and old drug substances and formulations. The center's
services are geared to benefit pharmaceutical companies, veterinary pharmaceutical
companies, biotechnology firms, medical departments and governmental agencies.
The CADD has performed $1 million in services for 30 clients, including
pharmaceutical companies based in Iowa.
The CADD uses state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation to perform
drug analysis. The majority of the instruments are computer-interfaced
with the most recent software available, and the instrumentation and software
are validated to ensure accurate performance.
Due to an increase in its analytical projects, the CADD has twice renovated
its Oakdale facility, providing 2,800 square feet of laboratory and office
space. Current staff includes seven full-time employees, along with UI
students in the sciences who work on a part-time, temporary basis. College
of Pharmacy graduate students and CADD staff have collaborated to present
research posters at three American Association of Pharmaceutical Science
The CADD, along with other UI departments, assists pharmaceutical companies
in every phase of drug discovery and pharmaceutical development, including
meeting U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Good Laboratory Practices
and Good Manufacturing Practices. The College of Pharmacy's Division of
Pharmaceutical Service, the largest and most experienced university-affiliated,
FDA-registered drug manufacturing facility in the U.S., provides clinical
For more information on the CADD, visit the center's World Wide Web
site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~cadd, or email Dr. Alta Botha, CADD director,
at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Rolland Poust, director of the UI College
of Pharmacy Division of Pharmaceutical Service, at email@example.com.