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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.
Australian company set to spearhead drug discovery

Australian company set to spearhead drug discovery

World's largest drug-like library comprising 100 million diverse compounds synthesised in a single test tube

World's largest drug-like library comprising 100 million diverse compounds synthesised in a single test tube

Researchers find drug that may suppress genetic mutation using a novel screening approach

Researchers find drug that may suppress genetic mutation using a novel screening approach

New process to extract proteins from membranes by using chemicals

New process to extract proteins from membranes by using chemicals

The Cambridge-MIT Institute has launched a project to tackle the bottlenecks that slow development of new drugs

The Cambridge-MIT Institute has launched a project to tackle the bottlenecks that slow development of new drugs

Pharmacopeia announces that proposed spin-off of Pharmacopeia Drug Discovery, Inc. unit is expected to occur by the end of April 2004

Pharmacopeia announces that proposed spin-off of Pharmacopeia Drug Discovery, Inc. unit is expected to occur by the end of April 2004

Phase 3 study of drug teduglutide in patients with short bowel syndrome

Phase 3 study of drug teduglutide in patients with short bowel syndrome

Collaboration to create a series of small molecule drugs leads against a Takeda target

Collaboration to create a series of small molecule drugs leads against a Takeda target

A simple urine sample could soon be used to predict the complex toxic effects of new drugs

A simple urine sample could soon be used to predict the complex toxic effects of new drugs

New software promises to speed drug development

New software promises to speed drug development

GlaxoSmithKline and Theravance to form strategic alliance

GlaxoSmithKline and Theravance to form strategic alliance

World’s largest biotechnology company acquires Tularik

World’s largest biotechnology company acquires Tularik

New Australian collaboration to discover new drugs targeting epilepsy and anxiety

New Australian collaboration to discover new drugs targeting epilepsy and anxiety

Air pollution effects Cystic Fibrosis Sufferers

Air pollution effects Cystic Fibrosis Sufferers

St. John’s wort may interfere with cancer-fighting drug’s ability to prevent relapse in leukemia patients

St. John’s wort may interfere with cancer-fighting drug’s ability to prevent relapse in leukemia patients

Joint Research Collaboration to Predict 3-D Protein Structures and Support Drug Discovery

Joint Research Collaboration to Predict 3-D Protein Structures and Support Drug Discovery

Clinical study - Diagnostic testing for  epilepsy released

Clinical study - Diagnostic testing for epilepsy released

Research suggests the orlistat drug could be used to fight cancer and obesity

Research suggests the orlistat drug could be used to fight cancer and obesity

£76 million research centre to make the UK a global centre of excellence for clinical imaging

£76 million research centre to make the UK a global centre of excellence for clinical imaging

Obesity Drug Inhibits Prostate Tumor Growth

Obesity Drug Inhibits Prostate Tumor Growth