Southwest Research Institute developed a fully synthetic method to produce scopolamine which is a plant-based medicine. This was developed to improve the drug availability which was disrupted by wildfires, climatic conditions, pests, crop diseases, and weather.
Aktivax, Inc. was awarded a USD 24.5 million US government project for developing a scopolamine autoinjector under a 5-year OT agreement with the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The autoinjector was developed to treat the poisoning of organophosphate nerve agents in the military.
Author Credits: Radhika Gupta, Shivam Bhutani