DrugRepurposing Online is a proprietary database, created by Numedicus, for finding new uses for existing compounds, containing both existing and abandoned drugs. On-line access for registered users to this search engine for finding secondary uses for such compounds is available through this portal.
Levels of database access
There are various levels of access, both free (restricted) and premium; the latter is available either by paying or by contributing. Users can add new examples of drug repurposing and receive rewards which may be used to offset -- either in part, or in full -- subscriptions to the database. In this way, DrugRepurposing Online is a community of like-minded investigators, and also a gold standard crowdsourced resource for this most efficient and attractive strategy for medicinal innovation.
Database contentThis database contains 9040 compounds which have been either launched, registered or investigated, covering 442 indications, with 726 mechanisms. There are 2734 links between mechanism and indication, 689 links between compound and indication and 186 links between compound and mechanism -- so-called "off-target" effects. Overall this gives rise to 3609 repurposing opportunities for further consideration.
The database is populated with 4049 literature references, of which 911 derive from prospective clinical studies or case reports, 209 from retrospective or case control analyses, 1776 are from pharmacological in vivo studies and 432 are from patents. The rest are in vitro studies or genomic associations.
The DrugRepurposing Online database is built and maintained by Numedicus.