The Contraception and Reproductive Health Branch (CRHB) supports research in the synthesis and testing of a broad spectrum of male and female contraceptive agents. Successful development of new contraceptive methods for men and women has been a goal for many decades. From the inception of this program in 1976, the CRHB has had a continuing need for a Chemical Synthesis Facility (CSF) capable of synthesizing potential anti-fertility agents on a laboratory gram scale to a relatively larger kilogram scale. The kilogram scale chemical agents are manufactured under current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) for comprehensive contraceptive evaluation, including toxicology studies, primate testing and preclinical safety studies before entering human clinical studies. The CSF provides the Government with chemicals, chemical intermediates, steroids, drug candidates and drugs, which are either a new chemical entity (NCE), commercially unavailable or unduly expensive to obtain commercially. The areas of chemical synthesis for CSF consist of small molecule antagonist or agonists of protein targets including but not limited to active natural products, natural product analogues, active steroids estrogens, progestagens, androgens and their analogues. In addition, CSF has an important role in support of providing intermediates for the synthesis of many unnatural amino acids that may be incorporated into the preparation of unnatural peptide agonists or antagonists by another CRHB's contractor.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Research and Development Contracts (N01)
Project #
275201200011C-1-0-1
Application #
8732577
Study Section
Project Start
2012-09-24
Project End
2017-09-23
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$756,013
Indirect Cost
Name
Ash Stevens Inc
Department
Type
DUNS #
049265333
City
Detroit
State
MI
Country
United States
Zip Code
48202