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Circuit Therapeutics controls neurons with light to aid CNS drug development
Flipping the light switch
Monday, January 6, 2014
Therapeutics Inc.'s first deal provides a glimpse into how the biotech
views the future of psychiatry therapeutics - a space focused on clusters of
linked symptoms rather than indications. Partner Boehringer
Ingelheim GmbH is an early adopter of Circuit's technology, which uses
light to activate and deactivate individual circuits of animal brains and
induce behavioral changes in real time.
In December, the companies
began a three-year collaboration to use Circuit's optogenetic technology to
screen for compounds to treat psychiatric disorders. The biotech received an
undisclosed upfront payment and is eligible for undisclosed milestones, plus
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