The ReFRAME library as a comprehensive drug repurposing library and its application to the treatment of cryptosporidiosis
October 3, 2018
The ReFRAME collection of 12,000 compounds is a best-in-class drug repurposing library containing nearly all small molecules that have reached clinical development or undergone significant preclinical profiling. The purpose of such a screening collection is to enable rapid testing of compounds with demonstrated safety profiles in new indications, such as neglected or rare diseases, where there is less commercial motivation for expensive research and development. Providing the academic and nonprofit research community access to a high-value compound collection and related screening data in an open-access platform should provide new tool compounds for biomedical research, as well as accelerate drug-discovery and/or development programs aimed at developing new therapies for diverse unmet medical needs.