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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.
Discovery of mechanism that regulates the development of stem cells into neurons

Discovery of mechanism that regulates the development of stem cells into neurons

10 years of stem cells science

10 years of stem cells science

A virus-infecting virus

A virus-infecting virus

Scientists identify compounds for stem-cell production from adult cells

Scientists identify compounds for stem-cell production from adult cells

Tibotec presents interim findings for TMC435, investigational hepatitis C treatment

Tibotec presents interim findings for TMC435, investigational hepatitis C treatment

GSK to acquire Genelabs Technologies

GSK to acquire Genelabs Technologies

Researchers find new chemical key that could unlock hundreds of new antibiotics

Researchers find new chemical key that could unlock hundreds of new antibiotics

Griffith University and Pfizer in new partnership to unlock nature's cure for infections

Griffith University and Pfizer in new partnership to unlock nature's cure for infections

New drugs the next casualty of the credit crunch

New drugs the next casualty of the credit crunch

'Lab-on-Bead' to speed drug discovery

'Lab-on-Bead' to speed drug discovery

Cancer Research UK and Astex Therapeutics join forces to develop new anti-cancer treatment

Cancer Research UK and Astex Therapeutics join forces to develop new anti-cancer treatment

Existing anti-obesity drugs may be effective against flu, hepatitis and HIV

Existing anti-obesity drugs may be effective against flu, hepatitis and HIV

CytRx to present new data on molecular chaperone drug discovery technology

CytRx to present new data on molecular chaperone drug discovery technology

New technology to analyse human cells

New technology to analyse human cells

S*BIO initiates trials of oral JAK2 inhibitor for hematological malignancies

S*BIO initiates trials of oral JAK2 inhibitor for hematological malignancies

Geron issued U.S. patent for cardiomyocytes from human embryonic stem cells

Geron issued U.S. patent for cardiomyocytes from human embryonic stem cells

Domainex has core intellectual property rights granted for Europe

Domainex has core intellectual property rights granted for Europe

Naltrexone-derived pyridomorphinan shows promise for treatment of alcoholism

Naltrexone-derived pyridomorphinan shows promise for treatment of alcoholism

Domainex, has core intellectual property rights granted for Europe

Domainex, has core intellectual property rights granted for Europe

GlaxoSmithKline and Cellzome announce major strategic alliance

GlaxoSmithKline and Cellzome announce major strategic alliance