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DNAPrint to Work With Mass University to Develop Ritalin-Like Compounds

NEW YORK, March 3 (GenomeWeb News) - DNAPrint Genomics will help the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences develop Ritalin-like compounds, the company said today.


The research will be conducted under the supervision of Mark Froimowitz, a researcher at the Boston-based university, who recently licensed Ritalin analogs to DNAPrint. The compounds were developed as possible medications for drug abuse, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and depression.


DNAPrint will work with Froimowitz to develop theranostic tests based on the compounds, said Hector Gomez, DNAPrint's chairman and chief medical officer.

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