CD3 - Basic Research Facilities
The 2006 merger of The University of Toledo (UT) with the Medical University of Ohio (MUO) initiated some welcome changes for the CD3. In 2010, the completion of a new $25 million pharmacy complex on the Health Science Campus (HSC, formerly MUO) allowed the acquisition of new laboratory space and facilitated new collaborations. The College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences’s new two-story, 54,000 square-foot building features modern professional development amenities and state-of-the-art laboratory space. It is the most complete and clinically advanced facility in the region.
The CD3’s Biological Testing and Bioanalytical Testing Cores are located in the basement of the new facility, providing over 2,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory space. A central office for the CD3 and Computational Chemistry core dry lab are located on the second floor of the new building. The CD3’s Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry Cores remain located on the Main Campus and have gained an additional 1,000 square feet of laboratory space in Wolfe Hall. The CD3's office complex and conference room are a convenient meeting place for the member network and serve as a hub to conduct research discussions and administrative functions.
Between the two campuses, the College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences is joined
with basic research interests and clinical research
components within a contiguous arrangement that is conducive to both formal and casual
interactions among the various faculty and students. From
this complementary physical setting, basic and applied research within all aspects
of the life sciences is conducted at the undergraduate,
graduate and postdoctoral levels. Academic and research activities are further enhanced
by the presence of established UT Centers of Excellence,
such as the CD3, which are located on both campuses.
All the facilities and equipment essential for new drug discovery and development in the biological, chemical, and pharmaceutical sciences are housed within the CD3 and immediately adjacent laboratories. Some additional key facilities located on the UT campuses are listed below:
- Molecular Graphics & Computational Chemistry
- Analytical Instrumentation
- Biochemical And Biological Analysis Facilities/ Toxicology (also overlaps with considerable resources available at The University of Toledo Health Science Campus)
- Flow Cytometry