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Burnham Chemical Genomics Center Lands $10M Gift

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The Burnham Institute for Medical Research has received a $10 million gift for its Center for Chemical Genomics from San Diego real estate developer Conrad Prebys, Burnham said yesterday.

The genomics center, which houses multidisciplinary studies focused on drug discovery technologies, will adopt the philanthropist's name and will be called the Conrad Prebys Center for Chemical Genomics.

The center is headquartered in La Jolla, Calif., but it plans to open another facility in Orlando, Fla. this spring. When both facilities are fully operational, the CPCCG will be capable of screening over two million chemical compounds per day.

Burnham President and CEO John Reed said in a statement that the donation will "enable us to advance discoveries farther and faster."

Burnham won a grant of around $100 million from the National Institutes of Health last September to establish a center of the Molecular Libraries Production Centers Network.