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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.
ArunA Biomedical to commercialize human embryonic stem cell derived mesenchymal cells

ArunA Biomedical to commercialize human embryonic stem cell derived mesenchymal cells

Proteomics study shows that genes involved in invertebrate longevity have surprising parallels in humans

Proteomics study shows that genes involved in invertebrate longevity have surprising parallels in humans

UB and AHRM, Inc. help Buffalo join the electronic medical revolution

UB and AHRM, Inc. help Buffalo join the electronic medical revolution

Zoologists search sea for drugs of the future

Zoologists search sea for drugs of the future

Two compounds show great promise for cerebral palsy

Two compounds show great promise for cerebral palsy

Microfluidic device mimics tumor microenvironment, helps drug discovery

Microfluidic device mimics tumor microenvironment, helps drug discovery

Scientists mine drugs database for new diabetes treatment

Scientists mine drugs database for new diabetes treatment

Faster detection of viruses with nanodevices

Faster detection of viruses with nanodevices

First immune danger receptor' found

First immune danger receptor' found

Sundia MediTech and Xcovery announce new drug discovery

Sundia MediTech and Xcovery announce new drug discovery

Idenix Pharmaceuticals and GSK sign agreement for novel NNRTI for treatment of HIV

Idenix Pharmaceuticals and GSK sign agreement for novel NNRTI for treatment of HIV

New findings raise questions about process used to identify experimental drug

New findings raise questions about process used to identify experimental drug

Major malaria breakthrough

Major malaria breakthrough

Robot scientist promises to dig up new drugs

Robot scientist promises to dig up new drugs

Cell-building discovery offers great potential for basic cell biology, drug and tissue research

Cell-building discovery offers great potential for basic cell biology, drug and tissue research

MRSA's weak point visualised by scientists

MRSA's weak point visualised by scientists

Discovery of new protein that triggers breast cancer

Discovery of new protein that triggers breast cancer

Researchers solve structure of key Ebola protein

Researchers solve structure of key Ebola protein

FORMA Therapeutics to collaborate with Novartis on inhibitors

FORMA Therapeutics to collaborate with Novartis on inhibitors

Scientists find new way to 'track' response to cancer drugs

Scientists find new way to 'track' response to cancer drugs