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    Quercus Molecular Design
    Small molecular inhibitors - infectious diseases and cancer

    Quercus Molecular Design (QMD) was formed in 2015 by Sandra K. Weller, Phd, Dennis Wright, PhD, and Bradford Weller, JD, forming a team with extensive academic experience in molecular virology, drug resistance, cancer therapies, and medicinal chemistry, as well as business expertise. QMD leverages decades of research experience and over $20 million of federal research support in the Weller and Wright laboraties at the University of Connecticut to discover and develop small molecule inhibitors to treat infectious diseases and cancer.

    We occupy incubator space with the UConn Technology Incubation Program (TIP) that provides laboratory/office space and an array of support resources and services. TIP was developed by the UConn Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) to accelerate the developmenty of technology-based entrepreneurial companies. QMD is also benefitting from funding from the "Program in Innovative Therapeutics for Connecticut's Health" (PITCH), a $10 million, state-funded partnership between UConn and Yale University. 

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