Drug Discovery Facilities

Ever expanding to support tomorrow's science

Five research buildings on the Purdue West Lafayette campus directly support our mission of drug discovery.


Drug Discovery Building

Opening in 2014 (watch it being built)

The new Drug Discovery Building is designed to promote the discovery, design and development of new drugs through innovative architecture that encourages collaborations in chemistry, medicinal chemistry and biology. The structure accommodates 90 multidisciplinary researchers with 9 faculty offices as well as several conference rooms and common eating facilities. Conference rooms are equipped with videoconferencing capabilities that enable research teams from across the world to interact as though they were present at Purdue. The building provides facilities for organic synthesis, cell culture, analytical chemistry, molecule purification, biochemistry and molecular biology and fluorescent imaging.

Multidisciplinary Cancer Research Facility

Opening in 2014 (watch it being built)

A $15.9 million expansion of the Bindley Bioscience Center in Discovery Park, the Multidisciplinary Cancer Research Facility is designed to enhance drug discovery and disease research capabilities on campus, integrating scientific expertise from the molecular level through animal disease modeling. The facility houses several investigators from the National Cancer Institute-designated Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, who are working on innovative animal models of disease, development of new therapeutics and in-vivo animal imaging. With Bindley's proximity to the Birck Nanotechnology Center — they’re connected via a skywalk — the addition also broadens Purdue's efforts in nanomedicine, which uses nanotechnology for advancing diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other diseases.

Bindley Bioscience Center

Since it opened in 2005, the Bindley Bioscience Center has sparked numerous life science and bioscience research collaborations with state, regional, national and international industry partners. Open, flexible laboratories offer core research capabilities for drug discovery efforts in biomolecular technologies, computational life sciences and informatics, molecular biophysics, bionanotechnology, metabolomics, cytomics, imaging and translational pharmacology. An integrated screening lab combines diverse technologies for robotic and automated analyses of drug-like compounds, microbial diversity and biomolecular interactions. A skywalk connecting Bindley to Birck Nanotechnology Center facilitates bionanotechnology research.

Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship

The Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship in Discovery Park stimulates entrepreneurship in the Purdue community and serves as a resource for the citizens of Indiana and beyond. Researchers interested in commercializing their intellectual property can receive help in evaluating market potential, translating initial concepts to practice, obtaining domestic and foreign patent protection, writing a business plan, attracting venture capital, and hiring a CEO and staff. Since it opened in 2004, the center has helped launch several successful companies based on drug discovery research at Purdue.

Arthur G. Hansen Life Sciences Research Building

The Hansen Life Sciences Research Building houses the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. Multidisciplinary laboratory spaces stretch across four floors. The building also houses the Transgenic Mouse Core Facility, the Bioscience Imaging Facility, an NMR facility and an animal facility, all of which support the drug discovery efforts at Purdue.