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Scripps' MLPCN HTS Facility

High Throughput Screening (HTS) is a drug-discovery process widely used in the pharmaceutical industry. It leverages automation to quickly assay the biological or biochemical activity of a large number of drug-like compounds. It is useful for discovering ligands for receptors, enzymes, ion-channels or other pharmacological targets, or pharmacologically profiling a cellular or biochemical pathway of interest. Typically, HTS assays are performed in "automation-friendly" microtiter plates of 96, 384 or 1536 well format.

Inquiries on collborations and capabilities can be made to: co-Directors of Scripps HTS | Lead Identification.

Click here to access the Lead ID website. 

 


MS Drug Discovered at TSRI is Safe and Effective in Phase II Study

 

A compound discovered and synthesized in The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) labs of Professors Hugh Rosen and Edward Roberts has provided positive results for safety and efficacy in Phase 2 clinical trials for relapsing multiple sclerosis, according to Receptos, the biopharmaceutical company developing the drug for approval by the US Food and Drug Administration.

“The Rosen and Roberts laboratories are very gratified to see these direct improvements in the lives of patients and families dealing with this debilitating illness,” said Rosen. “These data support our labs' approach at TSRI—that discovery of fundamental mechanisms in chemical biology provides the foundation for intelligent intervention in disease processes. Meeting the needs of patients and their families is our high calling in biomedical science.”

The drug candidate, RPC1063, was first discovered at TSRI from work in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Molecular Libraries Initiative. The randomized, double-blind Phase 2 study assessed the efficacy, safety and tolerability of two orally administered doses of RPC1063 against placebo in 258 patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis across 77 sites in 13 countries. There was a highly statistically significant 86 percent reduction in MRI measures of disease activity.

A Phase 3 trial—a randomized, double-blind study involving 1,200 patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis—was launched in December 2013.

The detailed clinical abstract can be found  here.

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