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UCF officially takes over the Sanford Burnham building, will transform it into cancer research facility

One of the building’s crown jewels, the sophisticated drug discovery robotic platform that made up the Conrad Prebys Center for Chemical Genomics, was transferred — not sold, Sanford Burnham officials said — to Discovery Cure Institute, a newly formed nonprofit research institute in Alachua. The company “is focused on finding new treatments for cancer and infectious diseases using its ultra-high-throughput screening and medicinal chemistry capabilities,” according to the forms filed with the state.

Discovery Cure also recruited members of the Sanford Burnham’s drug discovery team, said Robison in the email.