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The drug discovery process begins with recognizing a disease or clinical condition in which there is a lack of adequate medical treatment. Once a potential drug has been identified, pre-clinical research can begin. This process includes several stages; the first of which involves identifying and validating the prospective drug’s target through assay development, high throughput screening, hit identification and finally, lead optimization. Once the pre-clinical process is complete, the newly synthesized drug candidate is selected for future clinical development.
Inspire announces positive results in cystic fibrosis study

Inspire announces positive results in cystic fibrosis study

Spice turmeric corrects the cystic fibrosis defect

Spice turmeric corrects the cystic fibrosis defect

Research into link between oceans and human health

Research into link between oceans and human health

Clinical trial of curcumin in people with cystic fibrosis

Clinical trial of curcumin in people with cystic fibrosis

Scientists have discovered an exciting new target in the fight to stop the spread of cancer cells

Scientists have discovered an exciting new target in the fight to stop the spread of cancer cells

Researchers use IBM Linux supercomputing cluster to research DNA

Researchers use IBM Linux supercomputing cluster to research DNA

Functional genomics provide improved drug discovery

Functional genomics provide improved drug discovery

Australian company set to spearhead drug discovery

Australian company set to spearhead drug discovery

World's largest drug-like library comprising 100 million diverse compounds synthesised in a single test tube

World's largest drug-like library comprising 100 million diverse compounds synthesised in a single test tube

Researchers find drug that may suppress genetic mutation using a novel screening approach

Researchers find drug that may suppress genetic mutation using a novel screening approach

New process to extract proteins from membranes by using chemicals

New process to extract proteins from membranes by using chemicals

The Cambridge-MIT Institute has launched a project to tackle the bottlenecks that slow development of new drugs

The Cambridge-MIT Institute has launched a project to tackle the bottlenecks that slow development of new drugs

Pharmacopeia announces that proposed spin-off of Pharmacopeia Drug Discovery, Inc. unit is expected to occur by the end of April 2004

Pharmacopeia announces that proposed spin-off of Pharmacopeia Drug Discovery, Inc. unit is expected to occur by the end of April 2004

Phase 3 study of drug teduglutide in patients with short bowel syndrome

Phase 3 study of drug teduglutide in patients with short bowel syndrome

Collaboration to create a series of small molecule drugs leads against a Takeda target

Collaboration to create a series of small molecule drugs leads against a Takeda target

A simple urine sample could soon be used to predict the complex toxic effects of new drugs

A simple urine sample could soon be used to predict the complex toxic effects of new drugs

New software promises to speed drug development

New software promises to speed drug development

GlaxoSmithKline and Theravance to form strategic alliance

GlaxoSmithKline and Theravance to form strategic alliance

World’s largest biotechnology company acquires Tularik

World’s largest biotechnology company acquires Tularik

New Australian collaboration to discover new drugs targeting epilepsy and anxiety

New Australian collaboration to discover new drugs targeting epilepsy and anxiety