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Mar 22, 2007

Vion Extends Manufacturing Agreement with SAFC

  • Vion Pharmaceuticals extended its manufacturing agreement with SAFC for its lead anticancer agent, Cloretazine®, to September 2009. SAFC will continue to manufacture Cloretazine active pharmaceutical ingredient (API).

    In December 2006, Vion entered into a manufacturing agreement for Cloretazine finished drug product with Ben Venue Laboratories. Ben Venue will manufacture Cloretazine finished drug product using API manufactured by SAFC.



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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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