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Dec 19, 2006

PsychoGenics and Eli Lilly Form Neuropsychiatric Agreement

  • Eli Lilly will provide drug candidates that PsychoGenics will evaluate for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders, according to a drug discovery and development agreement.

    The agreement provides either party the option to exclusively develop any drug candidate emerging from this collaboration, with the nondeveloping party receiving milestones and royalties commensurate with the stage of development.

    PsychoGenics' technologies combine in vivo behavioral expertise together with recent developments in robotics, computer vision, and bio/cheminformatics to evaluate drug candidates for potential utility across the spectrum of neuropsychiatric disease indications.



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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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