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University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships
University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships

Small Molecules



Tool Compounds are small molecular weight compounds of known structure from the literature acting as agonists, activators, antagonists and inhibitors. Tool compounds are often use in drug discovery for target validation.


2020-175 Polyphosphate and Polyphosphate Derivatives
Carefully size-fractionated preparations of inorganic polyphosphate

  • Novel regulator of fibrin function
  • Useful tool for studying blood clotting

5714 – Allosteric Modulators of Heat Shock Protein 70 (Hsp70)

  • Analogs of MKT-077
  • Activity in anti-cancer research
  • Activity in anti-neurodegenerative assays

7761: Polyphosphate and polyphosphate derivatives