In 2009, SRI opened its Center for Advanced Drug Research (CADRE) in Shenandoah Valley with 15 researchers and support staff. Since then, they have grown to 45. Now SRI Shenandoah Valley is planning a build-out that will accommodate 100 scientists, researchers and other staff members.
Located in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Metro area, the Center is an independent, not-for-profit research institute. It focuses on improving efficiency in the pharmaceutical industry, developing life-saving treatments for neglected diseases, and helping our nation respond to bio-threats through client-sponsored R&D.
The Center was established as a result of partnerships among state and local governments and James Madison University, located in the area. The continued growth of CADRE is exciting news for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham area, as it will draw more bio-tech and life sciences companies to the region, creating jobs and increasing the valuable research done at the Center.
You can find more information on SRI’s CADRE here.