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NIH's translational center scores first drug acquisition by pharma

NIH's translational center scores first drug acquisition by pharma | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Agency says success of new molecule for sickle cell disease shows its drug development model is working.

For the first time, a drug being developed in part by a controversial new National Institutes of Health (NIH) center aimed at speeding drug development has been picked up by a major pharmaceutical company. Baxter International has acquired the biotech company developing Aes-103, a small molecule for treating sickle cell disease. (...) - By Jocelyn Kaiser, Science, 9 July 2014


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NIH Announces Nine Projects to Repurpose Old Drugs

NIH Announces Nine Projects to Repurpose Old Drugs | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today unveiled the winners of an unusual competition in which academic researchers teamed up with pharmaceutical companies to propose new uses for abandoned drugs. The nine projects, funded at a total of $12.7 million a year, show that NIH's 19-month-old National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is achieving its goal of finding new ways to speed drug development, NCATS officials said. (...) - ScienceInsider, by Jocelyn Kaiser on 18 June 2013

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