Safety testing alone could cost more than $1 million, says Harding, who is looking to fund the drug’s development through his and Wright’s company, M3 Biotechnology Inc., the WSU Research Foundation, and ultimately large pharmaceutical company partners.
Says Harding: “We said, ‘That’s useless. I mean, who wants to drill holes in people’s heads? It’s not going to work. It’s certainly not going to work for the big population.’”