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IDRI Awarded $314,500 Grant From Murdock Trust to Expand TB Drug Discovery Program
Date:6/25/2009

is the second grant we have received from the Murdock Trust and we are very appreciative of their renewed support to IDRI's mission against neglected diseases," commented Dr Steve Reed, Founder and Head of IDRI's Research and Development Program. "This funding is essential so that we can harness the most promising science to discover new TB drugs as quickly as possible so as to address this global emergency affecting millions of lives."

IDRI is dedicated to developing products not only to treat, but also to detect and prevent TB. IDRI's scientists have been working on TB vaccine development for more than 15 years under several grants and contracts from the NIAID. This multi-pronged approach aims at bringing the highest value to the global community.

About the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

The mission of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust is to enrich the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest by providing grants and enrichment programs to organizations seeking to strengthen the region's educational, spiritual, and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways. In addition to a special interest in education and scientific research, the Trust partners with a wide variety of organizations that serve the arts, public affairs, health and medicine, human services, leadership development, and persons with disabilities.

For more information on the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, go to www.murdock-trust.org

IDRI-Translating science into global health solutions

IDRI is a Seattle-based not-for-profit organization committed to applying innovative science to the research and development of products to prevent, detect and treat infectious diseases of poverty. By integrating capabilities, IDRI strives to create an efficient pathway bringing scientific innovation from the lab to the people who need it
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