National Center for Natural Products Research
The University of Mississippi

Development of Products and Technologies

The Center, in partnership with the departments of Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, and Pharmaceutics in the School of Pharmacy; and with external collaborators, has the expertise to complete the studies required to file an Investigational New Drug (IND) application for a new pharmaceutical product, and to complete the early development activities for a new agrochemical product or a botanical dietary supplement. The development capabilities of the Center include:labsamplessmall

  • Medicinal Chemistry, Structure-Activity Relationship Studies, Computer-Aided Drug Design, and Molecular Modeling
  • Analytical Methods Development, Preformulation and Formulation Development
  • Biochemical Studies and Mechanism of Action Determination
  • In vivo Efficacy and Safety Assessments
  • Greenhouse Studies
  • Optimization of Extraction Processes

Funding for development activities is provided by externally-funded grants and contracts. The Center actively seeks collaborations with specific academic and industrial partners to accelerate the development programs.