Pharnext Takes a Unique Twist on Repurposing Drugs for Rare Diseases

January 12, 2018

Repurposing, finding new uses for already approved drugs, has long been viewed as a way bring needed therapies to rare disease patients that’s fast and cost-effective. Pharnext is putting a new twist on repurposing by using genomic data and network pharmacology to identify thousands of molecules that may be involved in a disease and finding synergistic combinations of available therapies to treat it. We spoke to Daniel Cohen, CEO of Pharnext, about its so-called Pleotherapy, how it goes about finding and formulating combinations of drugs, and why this may hold greater promise than traditional repurposing approaches.

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