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Dortmund, Germany


The Max Planck Society is Germany's most successful research organization. Since its establishment in 1948, no fewer than 18 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its scientists, putting it on a par with the best and most prestigious research institutions worldwide. Max Planck is headquartered in Munich with 84 institutes and research facilities in Germany and abroad. It employs over 22,000 people, 14,000 of whom are scientists, and receives €1.8bn per annum from the public sector. Max Planck produces over 15,000 publications each year in internationally renowned scientific journals.

The Lead Discovery Center (LDC) was established in 2008 by the technology transfer organization Max Planck Innovation (MI), as a novel approach to capitalise on the potential of excellent basic research for the discovery of new therapies for diseases with high medical need. The LDC seeks to advance promising research projects into the development of novel medicines. Arix has a ‘first look’ agreement with the Lead Discovery Centre to help convert scientific innovation into economic success.

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