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Scripps Research scientists awarded $2.2 million to develop treatment for multi-drug addiction
Date:6/9/2011

e studies proposed in the current award results from years of screening by the Molecular Libraries Probe Production Centers Network supported by the NIH. After screening more than 300,000 small molecule compounds, the group, along with the specialized chemistry center at the University of Kansas, identified five novel chemical candidates for clinical development.

For the next five years, the collaborative research team at Scripps Research and the University of Kansas will work to improve selectivity, potency, efficacy, and bioavailability of these compounds to provide a strong preclinical framework for clinical utilization of new drugs targeting the kappa opioid receptor in the hopes of finding a way to help improve recovery from a variety of addictive drugs.


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Contact: Mika Ono
mikaono@scripps.edu
858-784-2052
Scripps Research Institute
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