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Repurpose

1. To use a product, a concept, or research for something other than for what it was intended originally. Repurposing products is common when they fail in their original market but their makers do not wish to lose the money they spent preparing the products.

2. To make slight changes to a product and sell it on a different market. For example, a book may be recorded as an audiobook and sold in both formats.
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One of the better-known examples of successful drug repurposing is thalidomide, which was originally developed to treat morning sickness but withdrawn from the market due to its birth defect side effects.
Several board members, including Scott Nowling, said they believe repurposing the building makes the most sense.
She explained that a lot of thinking was put into repurposing the centre, noting that the various arms of Edo-FAC will be streamlined to provide adequate training to the over 3000 farmers in the area.
Michale will be focusing on fragile X case study: the case for AI-driven drug repurposing vs conventional drug repurposing, setting up an online tool to share data: how patient groups can accelerate data access and data quality for their rare diseases, and translating repurposed drugs to pharma: how we can build viable commercial cases for the pharmaceutical industry.
He added that reusing, repurposing or recycling the campaign materials will conserve valuable resources from being wasted, while reducing the volume of discards requiring disposal and its associated costs.
"In many respects sildenafil is the ultimate repurposing success story," said researcher Pan Pantziarka.
Subaru of America Inc, a subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan, has collaborated with TerraCycle, a company involved in the collection and repurposing of hard-to-recycle postconsumer waste.
Paired with the short life cycle of computers, it triggered the repurposing idea.
In addition to repurposing old leather seat covers, Southwest has a history of giving new life to otherwise waste materials.
The transformation of sildenafil into a treatment that's now been prescribed to tens of millions of men around the world is one of the most well-known examples of a practice known as drug repurposing. The practice isn't new but it is becoming an increasingly attractive option for academic and pharmaceutical industry researchers, as well as nonprofit organizations and patient advocacy groups--all of whom are seeking ways to cut the time and expense involved in getting new treatments to market.
We are minimizing waste, speeding up construction and repurposing durable, seaworthy materials in order to create sustainable buildings."