Article: New open source drug discovery project aims to develop mycetoma treatment

Cures, Drugs, Open Health, Procedures (Medical)

New open source drug discovery project aims to develop mycetoma treatment

The MycetOS (Mycetoma Open Source) project was launched today by the University of Sydney, Erasmus MC, and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) to use an Open Pharma approach to discover compounds that could lead to new treatments for patients suffering from fungal mycetoma (eumycetoma), a devastating disease for which current treatments are ineffective, expensive, and toxic.

As a first step in the project, the global scientific community is invited to review the manuscript, “Analogues of fenarimols as novel drug candidates for mycetoma”, which has been recently submitted with full dataset to bioRxiv, an open access biology preprint server, for review and comment by interested scientists.

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