Translational Therapeutics Accelerator (TRx)

The Translational Therapeutics Accelerator (TRx) is a program designed to leverage Columbia’s proficiency in drug discovery and provide access to funding and industry experts with the goal of advancing novel therapeutics from the lab towards the path of commercialization. The TRx Resource provides education (10‐session boot camp), mentorship (drug development team) and funding (Pilot Award) to help translational researchers reach a point of value inflection. Read the full request for proposals here. Researchers are encouraged to submit their funded research outcomes for publication in academic journals, as usual.


Cumulative Success Metrics

  • 3 cycles administered
  • 59 applications received
  • 53 teams accepted into bootcamp 
  • 20 teams that received funding
  • Over $1M in funding awarded by TRx to teams
  • $5M in follow-on funding awarded to teams by external sources