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Drug Discovery

 

In the fields of medicine, biotechnology and pharmacology, drug discovery is the process by which new candidate medications are discovered.

AI-driven automated chemistry as a tool to accelerate drug discovery

15 May 2019 | By ,

Typically, early drug discovery campaigns start with the screening of chemical libraries to identify candidate chemotypes modulating a particular target and/or phenotype. Success of the primary screening depends on multiple factors related to both biology and chemistry. These include the target’s druggability, sensitivity and specificity of assay system, composition and…

Squaring the circle – cancer vaccines

8 May 2019 | By

By the 1890s William B. Coley had injected streptococcal organisms in patients with solid tumours (“Coley’s Toxins”) to activate the immune system. Coley (1862-1936) was an American bone surgeon and pioneer of cancer immunotherapy. He was convinced that post-surgical infections had helped patients to recover better from their cancer by…

Transforming drug discovery, development and delivery with flow chemistry

11 April 2019 | By ,

Flow chemistry is on the rise thanks to the commercial availability of benchtop continuous flow systems that has driven widespread adoption of the technique across a broad range of applications in both academia and industry. In particular, flow chemistry is delivering significant benefits in the area of drug discovery and…