Nordic Academic Compound Collection Initiative Launched

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The formation of a Nordic Academic Compound Collection, initiated by the NCBC (Nordic Chemical Biology Consortium), contains an activity where chemists in the Nordic countries are offered to submit their prepared multitude of compounds to a screening collection. Most of these compounds have not been interrogated by any biological assay and therefore constitute a valuable and yet untapped resource. By formation of NACC, the compounds will be screened in a large number of assays by users of national screening infrastructures in the Nordic countries. Subsequently this will lead to new collaborations between Nordic chemists and biologists.

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NOR-Openscreen is the Norwegian node of the EU-Openscreen infrastructure project. They support the discovery of biologically active substances in all areas of the Life Sciences by providing transnational, open access to the most advanced technologies, chemical and biological resources as well as expertise through Europe.