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NIH Turns to Crowdsourcing to Repurpose Drugs: Initial Success Exceeds Expectations

Experimental drugs proven safe but perhaps not sufficiently effective in initial testing or against a first disease target may sit gathering dust on the shelves of pharmaceutical companies. An NIH-sponsored effort based on a crowdsourcing strategy to establish collaborations between industrial and academic partners to test and develop these therapeutic compounds was met with an overwhelming response and has led to clinical testing of a broad range of pilot projects and a newly announced round of funding opportunities. These findings are described in a Review article in the preview issue of the new journal Drug Repurposing, Rescue, and Repositioning, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available on the Drug Repurposing, Rescue, and Repositioning website.

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Miércoles, 16 de Julio 2014
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