National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR), University of Mississippi, US.
Natural products offer a vast and virtually unlimited source of new agents for both the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. The National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR) was created to bring together an alliance of academia, government, and the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries to integrate research, development, and commercialization of potentially useful natural products. It is the nation’s only university-affiliated research center devoted to improving human health and agricultural productivity through the discovery, development, and commercialization of pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals derived from natural products.
The NCNPR conducts basic and applied multidisciplinary research to discover and develop natural products for use as pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements and agrochemicals, to understand the biological and chemical properties of medicinal plants, and to provide leadership in natural products research. Research is also conducted on medicinal plants so that they may be developed as crops for U.S. farmers. Building on a strong foundation and history of excellence in natural products research within the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi, NCNPR programs involve the faculty of the Departments of Pharmacognosy, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Practice.
Plant based drugs; Bioavailability enhanced formulations, Industrial scale enzymes for biotransformation, Technologies available for host of phyto-pharmaceuticals and aroma-chemicals
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