Keeping the lights on
for CNS

For the healthcare providers, patients, caregivers, advocates, and scientists, SK Life Science, Inc. (SKLSI) is here listening to your needs, developing new molecules, enhancing advocacy efforts, and providing solutions that change what’s possible in CNS treatment.

Our Medicines

SK Life Science is committed to accelerating the development of next generation treatments for CNS disorders. SK Biopharmaceuticals and SK Life Science independently developed XCOPRI® from inception through to FDA approval.

The two companies also discovered and licensed-out the FDA and EMA-approved treatment for sleep disorders after completing phase 1 clinical trials.

For any medical information inquiries on our medicines, please visit

Our Global Pipeline

SK Life Science and its parent company SK Biopharmaceuticals have 8 compounds under development globally.

*Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a subsidiary of Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc.

Invigorating next-generation discovery

We are a group of scientists, inventors, and explorers working to unlock the complex mysteries of the brain

Leveraging technologies to include:

Target-based drug discovery techniques

High throughput organic screening (HTOS)/high content screening (HCS)

Computer-aided drug design (CADD)

Combinatorial chemistry


Key R&D sectors

We deploy our technologies in the areas of biology/discovery, medicinal chemistry, and pharmacology. The goal of research in these areas is to bring meaningful products to market.

Select a sector for details


We are responsible for lead compound discovery and optimization. This sector:

  • Identifies and validates signal and molecular targets
  • Develops screening technologies
  • Performs high-throughput screening (HTS) leveraging technologies
  • Participates in joint studies on targets known to have high target-disease correlation
  • Investigates the efficacy and safety of lead compounds

The medicinal chemistry sector of SK Life Science, Inc. (SKLSI) is responsible for:

  • Identifying a wide array of drug candidates for CNS disorders
  • Optimizing lead compounds in terms of their structure-activity relationships
  • Developing processes for clinical candidates to lead compound discovery and optimization

To maximize efficiency, we have implemented a CADD system, a high-efficiency synthesis infrastructure, an established structure-diverse library, and a target focus library.

The pharmacology sector is responsible for research programs in which drug candidates are studied to enable prediction of drug activity in the human body.

Grant Requests

Medical Education Grant Request

Please complete and return the Medical Education Grant Request form and the outlined documents to request a Medical Education Grant. Grant requestors will be notified within 30 days of submission. The documents listed in the form must be submitted to, along with a completed Medical Education Grant Request form.

Medical Education Grant Request Form

Investigator Initiated Study Proposal Procedure

All requested information must be submitted to Decisions are made based on medical and scientific merit as well as available budget.

Following the submission:

  • SK Life Science will acknowledge receipt of all Investigator Initiated Study proposals by email.
  • The Investigator Initiated Study (IIS) Committee will review the form to determine SK Life Science initial interest in the proposal.
  • The submitter will need to provide certain documents, including a full protocol, which will be reviewed by the IIS Committee if the Committee has interest in the proposal.
  • A formal notification of the outcome of the review will be sent by email.
Investigator Initiated Study Proposal Form

Expanded Access & Compassionate Use

Click here to learn information about SK Life Science’s Expanded Access and Compassionate Use policy.

Expanded Access Requests for Investigational Products

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Vermont State Regulations

Long form disclosure for XCOPRI® (cenobamate tablets) CV

Short form disclosure for XCOPRI® (cenobamate tablets) CV

Colorado State Regulations

XCOPRI® (cenobamate tablets) CV disclosure form