*Seminar Series: SCMB Chemistry Seminar
*Location: AIBN Seminar Room
*Date: 02/05/2017
*Time: 13:00

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*Title of talk: In the Company of Friends - How MecRx Went from an Idea to a Fully Fledged Pharma Startup
*Speaker's name: Dr Joanne Alcindor
*Speaker's organisation: MecRX
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Website: http://mecrx.com
Talk Abstract: MecRx is an early stage drug development company working on new treatments for cancer. The company was started four years ago by four friends and was self-funded by the founders through a proof of concept study that developed the MecRx proprietary "hit identification" technology and led to the discovery of early stage inhibitors of cMyc, a protein that is deregulated in over 50% of all human cancers. In 2015 MecRx secured a $4 million investment from the Medical Research Commercialisation Fund (MRCF) to advance its breakthrough technology for accelerating drug discovery as well as a further $1 Million investment from CSIRO as part of a risk sharing agreement. MecRx draws on the expertise of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and CSIRO and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.
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Other Details: Anybody wishing to meet with Dr Alcindor may contact Elizabeth Krenske.
*Host name: Elizabeth Krenske
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*Host email: e.krenske@uq.edu.au