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Preclinical Innovation

Picture of Zika-infected mouse brain from NIH study that looked for effective anti-viral treatments.
Commonly Used Antibiotic Shows Promise for Combating Zika Infections

NIH-supported preclinical research suggests that the widely used antibiotic methacycline was effective at preventing brain infections and reducing neurological problems associated with the Zika virus.

Innovation at NCATS
NCATS Patent Book Showcases Innovation, Collaboration and Opportunities for New Partnerships

A new digital book showcases 22 patents issued to NCATS and its collaborators that can help speed the process of translating discoveries into medical interventions. NCATS seeks additional commercial partners to license and use the patents.

Improving the Drug Development Process

Creating and testing innovative methods to improve and accelerate the drug development process and find new treatments for patients faster.

Repurposing Drugs

Discovering new uses for approved drugs to provide the quickest possible transition from bench to bedside.

Testing & Predictive Models

Developing better model systems for drug and toxicity testing.

Core Technologies

Using state-of-the-art resources to enable the ongoing operation of all NCATS translational research activities.

Improving the Drug Development Process

Creating and testing innovative methods to improve and accelerate the drug development process and find new treatments for patients faster.

Repurposing Drugs

Discovering new uses for approved drugs to provide the quickest possible transition from bench to bedside.

Testing & Predictive Models

Developing better model systems for drug and toxicity testing.

Core Technologies

Using state-of-the-art resources to enable the ongoing operation of all NCATS translational research activities.