World-Changing Research

Our researchers make discoveries that have a critical impact in the real world — not just in the lab. Purdue is an economic engine, setting a new pace for technology transfer and research commercialization. Scroll down for highlights.

More than $20 million invested in plant science research

Feeding a growing population

Producing enough crops to feed the world's population is a challenge, especially when dealing with crop diseases and other issues. Purdue's researchers are using state-of-the-art plant phenotyping and other methods to create new varieties that can better withstand environmental conditions.

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Purdue No. 16 worldwide in list of universities granted patents

WLFI: Purdue could cash in on drug discovery

40 Purdue-developed drugs currently in the pipeline

Innovation accelerates drug discovery

Few pharmaceutical companies will risk investing in a drug that has not yet completed the first phase of a clinical trial. Through strategic and innovative initiatives, Purdue is finding better ways to facilitate this lengthy, expensive process, ultimately helping to get new treatments more quickly to the patients who need them.  

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