Italian Biotech Newron Wins 1.8M From EC to Lead Ion Channel Screening Project | GenomeWeb

Italian biotechnology firm Newron Pharmaceuticals will receive €1,833,160 ($2,465,462) from the European Commission to develop an “innovative integrated system for efficient high-throughput screening of molecules for ion channel targets,” the company said last week.

Newron, which focuses primarily on CNS-related drug discovery, will use the funding to manage a consortium of “small-to-medium enterprises” and universities from five European countries — Italy, Germany, Romania, Hungary, and Poland — as part of a research initiative dubbed the ION project.

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