NCATS experts use a technology called matrix combination screening to quickly narrow down a long list of potential drug combinations and find those with the most potential to help patients.
A New Way to Test Promising Drug Combinations
Often, current medical treatments for a variety of diseases — including cancer, tuberculosis and brain disorders — involve administering more than just one drug, an approach known as combination therapy. Thousands of approved and investigational drugs can be combined in millions of possible pairings and dose variations. Clinicians often must make decisions based on trial and error, which is not optimal for the patient or the clinician. Learn more about how NCATS is addressing this critical challenge.