Florida Atlantic University and spinout Cancer Health Solutions Resources are using a $184,000 commercialization-assistance grant from the state to conduct proof-of-concept human clinical trials for a drug against pre-cancerous skin lesions, company and university officials said this week.
 
The gap funding, which has been matched by CHS Resources for a total of $368,000, will also enable the company to continue developing a UV-protective skin lotion based on the same chemicals comprising the drug candidate.

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