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ATS Seeks Strategic Partner for Chronic Pain Drug

Toxicology studies with the potential chronic pain therapeutic, SP-SAP (Substance P-Saporin) are continuing successfully. The second study will be initiated in a few months and ATS is diligently pursuing a pharmaceutical partner that can quickly bring the drug to clinical trials in humans. With the recent news of the undesirable side effects of such pain […]

Drug Development Update

Chronic pain conditions are often caused by ongoing disease states or tissue damage that create sensitization of both the primary afferents (nerves that convey impulses from the outer part of the body) and spinal cord neurons. This sensitization results in a persistent increased sensitivity to both noxious (hyperalgesia) and non-noxious (allodynia) stimuli. Many persistent pain […]

ATS Gets New Facility for SP-SAP Production

Progress continues to be made in moving SP-SAP closer to clinical trials as a treatment for chronic pain. The latest development is the leasing of a 3700-sq ft facility adjacent to the current ATS facility in San Diego. This facility will be converted to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) space suitable for production of SP-SAP for […]

Advanced Targeting Systems Awarded 2.4 Million Dollar SBIR Grant to Develop Revolutionary Chronic Pain Drug

San Diego, CA, October 7, 2003 – Advanced Targeting Systems, Inc. announced today that it has received a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) under the program announcement for pharmacologic agents and drugs to combat mental disorders. The three-year, $2.4 million award is a continuation of Phase […]

ATS Receives $2.4 M Award for SP-SAP Drug Development

ATS has received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) under the program announcement for competing continuation awards for pharmacologic agents and drugs for mental disorders. This three-year, $2.4 million award is a continuation of Phase II funding for the development of a drug for the treatment […]

Substance P-Saporin (SP-SAP) Drug Development Update

Substance P-Saporin (SP-SAP) is under development as a chronic pain therapeutic with tremendous potential to permanently eliminate suffering in many painful diseases and conditions. ATS is awaiting news from the National Institutes of Health on further funding to fulfill FDA requirements to bring SP-SAP to clinical trial in humans. ATS has a patent on SP-SAP […]

Funding Awarded for SBIR Phase II Grant

On February 1, 2003 ATS was awarded an $800,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health. This three-year grant will support the creation of monoclonal antibodies to the extracellular domains of G protein-coupled receptors. These receptors play an important role in all aspects of human health, reflecting their widespread presence […]

SP-SAP as a Chronic Pain Therapeutic: An Update

Advanced Targeting Systems continues to search for funding to develop Substance P-Saporin (SP-SAP) as a chronic pain therapeutic. In May of last year we decided to seek venture capital funding and began traveling to make presentations to potential investors. The response from most everyone we spoke to was positive and they thought the potential of […]

SP-SAP licensed to Cell Targeting Technologies

Advanced Targeting Systems has exclusively licensed the Substance P- Saporin (SP-SAP) compound to Cell Targeting Technologies for development as a pharmaceutical agent. ATS and collaborators at University of Minnesota and University of California, San Diego have completed several preclinical studies using SP-SAP and have thus far found it safe and effective in two animal models. […]

Safety Studies Begin

Early last month (March 2001), Advanced Targeting Systems (ATS) received funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to begin toxicology/safety studies of Substance P-Saporin (SP-SAP), a potential therapeutic for the treatment of chronic pain. The studies will be completed under the direction of three scientists who are experts in their respective fields. Dr. […]