Recasting natural product research

Terpenoid Therapeutics was recently mentioned in this Nature Biotechnology article:

By Cormac Sheridan

Can the commercial sector capitalize on the merger of high-throughput technology and natural products? Cormac Sheridan investigates.

The recent fanfare surrounding Warp Drive Bio, a startup with an ambitious agenda to marry natural products–based drug discovery with modern genomics, signals that there may still be life in what has become a moribund niche of the pharmaceutical industry. Although natural products research has historically been a mainstay of drug developers—
in previous eras, around half of all drugs had their origins in natural sources—interest in the area has dwindled in recent decades.

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Terpenoid Therapeutics a Prometheus Award Finalist for the second time

Press Release

Finalists for the 2012 Prometheus Awards were announced by the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI), and Terpenoid Therapeutics, Inc (TTI) was selected as a finalist in the Life Sciences Company of the Year category for the second consecutive year. The Prometheus event is considered to be the largest technology event in Iowa and the industry’s most prestigious award. For more information about the Prometheus Awards, go to