Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) is poised to celebrate its 20-year anniversary of advancing drug discovery by innovating automated technologies aimed to improve patients’ lives.
Located on the Torrey Pines Mesa, GNF is in the heart of San Diego’s biomedical research hub, adjacent to academic powerhouses such as, the Salk Institute, Scripps Research, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, and University of California, San Diego. GNF pushes the boundaries of science through technological innovation, driven by a close collaboration of chemists, biologists, protein scientists, and engineers. GNF leverages its world-class repertoire of high-throughput screening and advanced automation technologies to successfully enable the discovery of new medicines.
GNF researchers have achieved four (4) FDA approved, commercially available therapies and greater than fifteen (15) additional molecules that have reached clinical trials, each aimed to improve patient’s lives.
GNF has greatly advanced the industry’s approach to drug discovery through development and innovation in automated, high-throughput screening technologies, thus making routine the screening of millions of compounds.
GNF has contributed to the global scientific enterprise by publishing over one thousand (1000) peer-reviewed publications and issuing over four hundred (400) patent families on a diverse set of scientific discoveries.
GNF has created over 1600 jobs in the local economy, contributing a highly skilled workforce who develop first-in-class therapies addressing unmet medical needs.
GNF has fostered a collaborative mindset through the exchange of ideas and innovations by hosting and participating in multiple community outreach activities, including technology symposiums and innovation initiatives.
GNF has embraced environmental sustainability and footprint reduction through energy and water saving initiatives, gaining recognition for leading efforts in reducing landfill waste by utilizing waste-to-energy streams.
GNF has been a fundamental part of the pharmaceutical and biotech industry’s growth in California, specifically San Diego County.