HTS can be carried out in a number of formats, ranging from simple biochemical (target-based) to whole animal screening assay formats. Horst Flotow, from Hit Discovery Constance, discusses the benefits and practicalities of, and recent progress in, whole animal screening. Madhu Lal-Nag, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, and Anton…
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Two-dimensional monolayer cell proliferation assays for cancer drug discovery have enabled large-scale screens. But they represent a simplified view of oncogenes or tumour suppressor genes as the genetic drivers of cancer cell proliferation.