By Ben Butkus

Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners said yesterday that it has exclusively licensed from Northwestern University the commercial rights to GABA aminotransferase inhibitors and derivatives of the anti-epileptic drug vigabatrin.

Catalyst, based in Coral Gables, Fla., said the compounds may have applications for a broad range of neurological diseases, including addiction and epilepsy, and has identified and begun to develop an undisclosed, lead oral compound.

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