Strategic Partners

Our strategic partners for our lead development and other programs are City of Hope, the NIH and Hebrew University. The researchers with whom we are working at each of our strategic partners are leaders in their respective fields.

City of Hope

City of Hope is a world-renowned, independent biomedical research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes, and other life threatening diseases. City of Hope’s unique research and development hybrid of the academic and commercial creates an infrastructure that enables City of Hope researchers and their commercial partners to submit numerous INDs to the FDA each year.

National Institutes of Health

The NIH is the primary government agency in the United States responsible for biomedical and public health research. The NIH spends approximately $39 billion annually to conduct and fund medical research seeking to enhance health, lengthen life and reduce illness and disability. The NIH is comprised of 27 separate institutes and centers covering different biomedical disciplines. We are working with the Section of Neuroendocrinology of the Laboratory of Physiologic Studies, which are part of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, or NIAAA. We own an exclusive, worldwide license from the NIH to three patents covering a series of novel dual-action CB1 receptor inverse agonists, which includes MRI-1867.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Hebrew University has been a pioneer in the research of the endocannabinoid system, or ECS, for over 50 years. To better integrate and coordinate its extensive research in this area, in April 2017, Hebrew University established the Multidisciplinary Center for Cannabinoid Research, or MCCR. The MCCR is staffed by eminent scientists and medical doctors from a variety of faculties at Hebrew University and Hadassah University Medical Center.