C4X Discovery preparing to do something 'very different' in drug development

Clive Dix, chief executive of C4X Discovery Holdings plc, (LON:C4XD) brings Proactive up to speed on developments with the firm's portfolio of drug candidates.

They've recently presented some pre-clinical data at a leading industry conference which they say strengthens the evidence base backing the potential of the anti-addiction drug Orexin-1. It's being developed to target the craving process and therefore is expected to be used across a broad range of substance disorders. The latest study assessed nicotine self-administration and cue-induced reinstatement; the latter is where strong cravings are triggered by an object or ritual closely associated with taking an addictive substance.