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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.
New stem cell transplant lowers complications for patients with acute blood cancers

New stem cell transplant lowers complications for patients with acute blood cancers

Researchers successfully treat pain using nanoparticles to deliver a non-opioid medication

Researchers successfully treat pain using nanoparticles to deliver a non-opioid medication

Nanoparticle drug delivery enhances and prolongs pain relief in animal models

Nanoparticle drug delivery enhances and prolongs pain relief in animal models

How venom from marine cone snails can be used in pain therapy

How venom from marine cone snails can be used in pain therapy

Discovery has potential to put the brakes on Parkinson's 'runaway train'

Discovery has potential to put the brakes on Parkinson's 'runaway train'

Olympus SLIDEVIEW™ VS200 Solution with Reliable, Flexible, and High-Throughput Slide Scanning

Olympus SLIDEVIEW™ VS200 Solution with Reliable, Flexible, and High-Throughput Slide Scanning

New contrast agent improves MRI diagnosis of early liver fibrosis

New contrast agent improves MRI diagnosis of early liver fibrosis

MRI contrast agent enables early detection of liver disease

MRI contrast agent enables early detection of liver disease

First effective noninvasive method for diagnosing early-stage liver diseases

First effective noninvasive method for diagnosing early-stage liver diseases

Newly discovered protein is key to recycling aging mitochondria

Newly discovered protein is key to recycling aging mitochondria

PREDiCT: 4th Annual 3D Tissue Models discovery & development

PREDiCT: 4th Annual 3D Tissue Models discovery & development

Sanford Burnham Prebys scientist receives $3.58 million to advance treatment for opioid-use disorders

Sanford Burnham Prebys scientist receives $3.58 million to advance treatment for opioid-use disorders

PhRMA Foundation to focus on value-driven health care in U.S.

PhRMA Foundation to focus on value-driven health care in U.S.

SciLifeLab and AstraZeneca establish cryo-EM collaboration to advance biomedicine

SciLifeLab and AstraZeneca establish cryo-EM collaboration to advance biomedicine

Researchers identify new TB enzyme target to help fight deadly infection

Researchers identify new TB enzyme target to help fight deadly infection

AMSBIO offers new Luciferase assay systems to help improve gene reporter assays

AMSBIO offers new Luciferase assay systems to help improve gene reporter assays

Insilico Medicine presents experimentally validated model for drug discovery at NeurIPS 2019

Insilico Medicine presents experimentally validated model for drug discovery at NeurIPS 2019

New initiative aims to use artificial intelligence to identify early drug candidates

New initiative aims to use artificial intelligence to identify early drug candidates

Widely available drug could reduce deaths in traumatic brain injury patients, major study shows

Widely available drug could reduce deaths in traumatic brain injury patients, major study shows

CANDO drug discovery platform focuses on finding new medications for mental illnesses

CANDO drug discovery platform focuses on finding new medications for mental illnesses