The Scripps Research Institute Molecular Screening Center uses Scripps Florida's high throughput robotics to screen discoveries made in laboratories in La Jolla and Jupiter, as well as other research institutions, against various biological targets. The goal is to uncover "proof-of-concept molecules" that could be useful in developing new treatments for a large number of human diseases.
The center has been a recipient of a $80 million National Institutes of Health Molecular Libraries grant and $3 million in equipment support from the State of Florida.
The Scripps center is one of only four such large centers nationwide. Together with five smaller specialized centers, they comprise the Molecular Libraries Production Centers Network, a part of the NIH's strategic funding plan, the Roadmap Initiative.