Accelerator for Donnelly Collaboration (AcDC)

Hosted by the University of Toronto’s Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, the Accelerator for Donnelly Collaboration (AcDC) is a biotechnology hub for startup companies and scientists collaborating with Donnelly Centre investigators. As an on-campus incubator, the AcDC supports collaborative research projects enabled by its technology platforms, and promotes innovation between university researchers and industry (primarily small, start-up enterprises).

Located in a revamped research space adjacent to the Donnelly Centre, the AcDC houses state-of-the-art platforms: the Toronto Recombinant Antibody Centre (TRAC) and components of the Platform for Advanced Cell Engineering (PACE). Over the last decade, TRAC has leveraged its antibody-engineering platform to collaborate with a number of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Together, TRAC and PACE represent a unique facility that combines high-throughput genetic and proteomics screens with protein engineering for the discovery of new antibody-based drugs and other biologics.


Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research – Room 230
University of Toronto
160 College Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 3E1

Areas of Expertise

High-thoroughput genetic and proteomics screens
Protein engineering
Antibody-based drugs and biologics (personalized medicine)


Product R&D
Facility Access & Testing
Business Development & Consulting

Contact Information


Twitter: @DonnellyCentre

LinkedIn: Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research

Published: January 24, 2022

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