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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.
Cancer Research Technology grants exclusive license to Genentech to patent portfolio of an oncology target

Cancer Research Technology grants exclusive license to Genentech to patent portfolio of an oncology target

Natural products to be developed as anti-cancer therapeutics

Natural products to be developed as anti-cancer therapeutics

Exelixis files new drug application for a proprietary novel anticancer compound

Exelixis files new drug application for a proprietary novel anticancer compound

Drug for multiple sclerosis prevented disease development when tested on animal models

Drug for multiple sclerosis prevented disease development when tested on animal models

Outsourcing the way to control spiraling R&D budgets in drug industry

Outsourcing the way to control spiraling R&D budgets in drug industry

New statistical techniques for cancer diagnosis

New statistical techniques for cancer diagnosis

Australia's CSIRO to exhibit major display at the world's largest biotechnology conference

Australia's CSIRO to exhibit major display at the world's largest biotechnology conference

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics awards $21 million to Vertex

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics awards $21 million to Vertex

Scientists have identified a compound that halts the activity of a deadly toxin called anthrax

Scientists have identified a compound that halts the activity of a deadly toxin called anthrax

Publication of epilepsy research

Publication of epilepsy research

Ingenium's acquisition of US patents may lead to drug discovery and development

Ingenium's acquisition of US patents may lead to drug discovery and development

GenoMed adds to management team

GenoMed adds to management team

Collaboration on GPCR and Ion Channel Technologies

Collaboration on GPCR and Ion Channel Technologies

Immtech signs agreement with CombinatoRx to test Immtech compounds as potential cancer treatment

Immtech signs agreement with CombinatoRx to test Immtech compounds as potential cancer treatment

Functional genomics and proteomics may accelerate the discovery of new drugs and therapeutic molecules

Functional genomics and proteomics may accelerate the discovery of new drugs and therapeutic molecules

AGT Biosciences Limited and ChemGenex Therapeutics today announced merger agreement

AGT Biosciences Limited and ChemGenex Therapeutics today announced merger agreement

Inspire announces positive results in cystic fibrosis study

Inspire announces positive results in cystic fibrosis study

Spice turmeric corrects the cystic fibrosis defect

Spice turmeric corrects the cystic fibrosis defect

Research into link between oceans and human health

Research into link between oceans and human health

Clinical trial of curcumin in people with cystic fibrosis

Clinical trial of curcumin in people with cystic fibrosis