A new collaboration funded by in part by $1.1 million from the FDA is working on finding new uses for existing drugs for areas of high unmet medical need — with a pilot project focused on treatments for COVID-19.

The Critical Path Institute (C-Path) this week announced the launch of the CURE Drug Repurposing Collaboratory (CDRC). The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is also supporting the public-private partnership, which aims to create a network connecting major treatment centers, academic institutions and researchers, private practitioners, government facilities and health care professionals around the world.

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