Helping you go from idea to medicine

Navigating the rigors of the drug discovery and development process can be complex, time-consuming and costly. By collaborating with Discovery Partnerships with Academia (DPAc), you receive more than just access to industry experts and state-of-the-art research capabilities of a leading pharmaceutical company, you align with like-minded scientists who are just as committed to developing life-changing medicines as you are.

You’ll work as a cohesive team with DPAc scientists, creating and executing a jointly agreed upon project plan that includes funding for research accomplishments, milestone payments and royalties.

As part of a DPAc agreement, you will:

  • Gain a single partner from idea to medicine
  • Play a key leadership role in the project, working closely with drug discovery scientists from GSK
  • Access state-of-the-art drug discovery platforms from early assay development and compound screening to medicinal chemistry, safety assessments, and drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics (DMPK)
  • Participate in joint publications
  • Receive financial support for your part of the research plan
  • Receive payments for achieving development milestones (e.g. identification of a clinical candidate molecule, starting clinical trials) and royalty payments should the project result in a new medicine launch

Explore our project criteria