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Feb 28, 2007

Encorium granted $1.2M Contract for Study

  • Encorium Group received a Phase I trial contract for approximately $1.2 million. This contract is in support of an innovative approach to the development of a vaccine for the prevention of multiple types of influenza, including seasonal and pandemic avian flu.

    Encorium will provide consulting on clinical trial design and protocol development, project and study site management and monitoring, data management, and biostatistical support. Revenue recognition will begin in the first quarter of 2007 on a proportional performance basis over the life of the contract as services are performed.



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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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