Crowd-Funded Patent-Free Cancer Drug

Project Marylin

#Health

Thu, Sep 25th, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Times of San Diego reports on IndySci, a project by Dr. Isaac Yonemoto, which is being used to develop a patent-free cancer drug based on an open-source ideology.

The goal of the crowdfunding campaign is to finance an initial xenograft study— that is, studying the drug in mice.

“Even if the xenograft study fails, we’ll have gained valuable information that might otherwise be kept secret if it were patented,” Yonemoto said. “In that case, researchers will know not to pursue the drug further.”

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