The drug works by targeting a different type of cell from conventional therapies and could therefore succeed where conventional treatments have failed.
“Repurposing of drugs is a potentially powerful way of bridging the gap between early stage research and development of a new treatment. Compared with traditional drug discovery approaches, this is a considerably cheaper and quicker route to the clinic because it 'leap-frogs' the early stages of drug development. If our trial proves successful it could dramatically improve the treatment outcomes for RA patients."
Professor John Isaacs