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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.
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

Bionovo publishes discoveries in predictable tissue selectivity for selective estrogen receptor modulators platform

Bionovo publishes discoveries in predictable tissue selectivity for selective estrogen receptor modulators platform

New technique for creating authentic embryonic stem cells from rats

New technique for creating authentic embryonic stem cells from rats

VistaGen, WARF sign license agreement for human embryonic stem cell technology

VistaGen, WARF sign license agreement for human embryonic stem cell technology

Researchers hunt for new drugs for Leishmaniasis

Researchers hunt for new drugs for Leishmaniasis

Paliperidone palmitate shows positive results for treatment of schizophrenia

Paliperidone palmitate shows positive results for treatment of schizophrenia

When less is more: Brief inhibition of cancer target is effective and less toxic

When less is more: Brief inhibition of cancer target is effective and less toxic