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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.
Nature inspires new highly specific drugs and organic products

Nature inspires new highly specific drugs and organic products

New beta-blocker for heart disease and angina

New beta-blocker for heart disease and angina

Galapagos acquires structure-based drug discovery from Sareum

Galapagos acquires structure-based drug discovery from Sareum

Breakthrough discovery may lead to new drugs to fight bird flu, other epidemics

Breakthrough discovery may lead to new drugs to fight bird flu, other epidemics

NicOx updates on PF-03187207 and research collaboration with Pfizer

NicOx updates on PF-03187207 and research collaboration with Pfizer

Eli Lilly acquires SGX Pharmaceuticals

Eli Lilly acquires SGX Pharmaceuticals

Spice-based compound to fight against cancer

Spice-based compound to fight against cancer

Diakron licenses anticoagulant drug candidate from Merck

Diakron licenses anticoagulant drug candidate from Merck

Researchers find a cancer-inhibiting cyanobacteria that grows on coral reefs

Researchers find a cancer-inhibiting cyanobacteria that grows on coral reefs

Research team creates human ALS motor neurons

Research team creates human ALS motor neurons

Researchers find key mechanism of cell damage in aging and disease

Researchers find key mechanism of cell damage in aging and disease

Open access to large-scale drug discovery data

Open access to large-scale drug discovery data

EpiCept and GNI partner to develop anti-viral hepatitis drug in Asia

EpiCept and GNI partner to develop anti-viral hepatitis drug in Asia

New technology revolutionizing drug discovery

New technology revolutionizing drug discovery

New center for protein therapeutics formed by UB pharmaceutical scientists

New center for protein therapeutics formed by UB pharmaceutical scientists

Eli Lilly to buy SGX Pharmaceuticals

Eli Lilly to buy SGX Pharmaceuticals

Clinical Data secures European patent for key multi-drug resistance gene

Clinical Data secures European patent for key multi-drug resistance gene

VistaGen Therapeutics announces new broad composition of matter patent protection for its ES Cell-derived pluripotent precursor cells

VistaGen Therapeutics announces new broad composition of matter patent protection for its ES Cell-derived pluripotent precursor cells

New technique provides greater understanding of how drugs get in and out of cells in our bodies

New technique provides greater understanding of how drugs get in and out of cells in our bodies

Researchers find gamma-secretase modulators being tested for Alzheimer’s work in unexpected and beneficial ways

Researchers find gamma-secretase modulators being tested for Alzheimer’s work in unexpected and beneficial ways