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Company Overview of University of Toronto

Company Overview

University of Toronto is an educational institution that offers graduate programs in arts, science, dentistry, law, medicine, music, nursing, pharmacy, and physical and health education. The colleges of the university include Innis College, New College, St. Michael's College, Trinity College, University College, Victoria College, and Woodsworth College. University of Toronto was founded in 1827 and is based in Toronto, Canada. The University has endowment assets of $960 millions.

21 King's College Circle

Toronto, ON M5S 1A1


Founded in 1827





Key Executives for University of Toronto

Director of Media Relations and Stakeholder Communications
Adjunct Professor of Physiology
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

University of Toronto Key Developments

Janssen Inc. Signs Agreement with University of Toronto's Centre for Collaborative Drug Research

Janssen Inc. announced it has signed an agreement, facilitated by the Johnson & Johnson Innovation center in California, with the University of Toronto's Centre for Collaborative Drug Research to form an open-source collaboration focused on novel therapeutic approaches to the treatment and management of mood disorders and Alzheimer's disease. The research project, called Neuroscience Catalyst, represents an innovative collaboration between industry, academia and the research community. Neuroscience Catalyst will help identify medical and scientific opportunities in early-stage development, which can progress to clinical treatment for brain disorders. Participating researchers will have access to cutting-edge drug discovery tools and information, as well as access to Johnson & Johnson Innovation and Janssen R&D resources, thereby facilitating research progress. The University of Toronto will co-fund the research and create a structure for soliciting and evaluating proposals from researchers, including from other academic hospitals and research institutions, as well as the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Representatives from the University of Toronto and Janssen will form a Joint Steering Committee to review research proposals and provide recommendations to the CCDR for external review and approval. The Committee will also provide scientific oversight, advice on funded research and will monitor the progress of and review results arising from the research. The first call for proposals will be issued in November 2014.

Boehringer and University of Toronto Partner for ubiquitin Based Therapeutics

Boehringer Ingelheim established a research alliance with the University of Toronto through the Toronto Recombinant Antibody Centre, or TRAC, Toronto-based University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital to characterize new therapeutic targets in the field of ubiquitin biology. Alterations of the ubiquitin system are linked to many common diseases such as cancer, diabetes, inflammation and several central nervous system disorders. Boehringer Ingelheim scientists will work closely with leading scientists in the Toronto academic community to explore different therapeutic concepts within the ubiquitin system, a highly attractive and potentially rich area of unprecedented drug targets. Under the terms of the agreement the research capabilities of the three research institutes and Boehringer Ingelheim will be brought together to provide novel starting points for drug discovery in a multi-year research program focusing on the development and characterization of novel ubiquitin binding variants developed at the TRAC.

Kolltan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Signs License Agreement with University of Toronto

Kolltan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has signed a license agreement with the University of Toronto (UOT) for novel anti-KIT receptor tyrosine kinase antibodies identified in the laboratories of Dr. Sachdev Sidhu at the University of Toronto and the laboratory of Dr. Joseph Schlessinger of Yale University. Deal completed as on December 6, 2013.

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