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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.
Major milestone in identifying and creating a register of genes involved in multiple sclerosis

Major milestone in identifying and creating a register of genes involved in multiple sclerosis

New cancer drug looks promising

New cancer drug looks promising

Nano-enabled drug discovery solutions will generate revenues of $1.3 billion in 2009

Nano-enabled drug discovery solutions will generate revenues of $1.3 billion in 2009

2.5 million euros helps fight liver cancer

2.5 million euros helps fight liver cancer

American suicide rates have dropped steadily since the introduction of serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drugs

American suicide rates have dropped steadily since the introduction of serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drugs

Why some men develop aggressive prostate cancer that becomes resistant to hormone-withdrawal therapy

Why some men develop aggressive prostate cancer that becomes resistant to hormone-withdrawal therapy

Home HIV-AIDS test could be a reality within two years

Home HIV-AIDS test could be a reality within two years

Molecular Devices introduces fatty acid uptake assay to target metabolic diseases

Molecular Devices introduces fatty acid uptake assay to target metabolic diseases

New portable infectious disease detector

New portable infectious disease detector

Potential new therapies for cancer and bleeding disorders

Potential new therapies for cancer and bleeding disorders

Is open source the answer for finding cures for tropical diseases?

Is open source the answer for finding cures for tropical diseases?

Pharmaceutical, biotechnology and drug discovery companies are increasingly turning their attention to cell-based assays

Pharmaceutical, biotechnology and drug discovery companies are increasingly turning their attention to cell-based assays

Wide angle X-ray scattering (WAXS) could help produce lead drugs for disease therapy

Wide angle X-ray scattering (WAXS) could help produce lead drugs for disease therapy

Escalating costs and lengthy clinical trials are major concerns for researchers in the field of drug discovery

Escalating costs and lengthy clinical trials are major concerns for researchers in the field of drug discovery

Positive results from phase 2 trial of Telintra, drug candidate in myelodysplastic syndrome

Positive results from phase 2 trial of Telintra, drug candidate in myelodysplastic syndrome

Biopharmaceuticals industry, a rapidly growing sector within the pharmaceuticals industry

Biopharmaceuticals industry, a rapidly growing sector within the pharmaceuticals industry

Study links a novel protein pathway to the aggressive progression of breast cancer

Study links a novel protein pathway to the aggressive progression of breast cancer

Crystals may help to revolutionise drug discovery

Crystals may help to revolutionise drug discovery

Marie Curie Cancer Care and Cancer Research Technology extend relationship for cancer patient benefit

Marie Curie Cancer Care and Cancer Research Technology extend relationship for cancer patient benefit

Micro-array technology is revolutionising current drug development

Micro-array technology is revolutionising current drug development