Tagged: Drug Development

Biologic Drugs – The Future of Medicine

Biologics is the buzzword within drug discovery these days. The days of small molecule therapeutics are numbered, with pharmaceutical companies and research institutes shifting their focus to large molecule ‘biologics’. Despite being extremely complex to design and study, the advantages...

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Medicinal Chemistry: Lead Modification and Optimization

Medicinal chemistry lays the foundation for the drug discovery process. A strong lead compound increases the chances of a pharmaceutical company developing a strong drug candidate, with better chances of success later on. Once a lead compound or ‘hit’ has...

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Medicinal Chemistry: Lead Discovery and Identification

Medicinal chemistry lays the foundation for the drug discovery process. A strong lead compound increases the chances of a pharmaceutical company developing a strong drug candidate, with better chances of success later on. However, choosing a compound from a library...

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New Ebola Drugs Signal End for Deadly Virus

A major milestone in drug discovery and development was achieved in the summer of 2019. Two drug candidates developed to combat the Ebola epidemic in Africa – REGN-EB3 and mAb114 – produced remarkable results in clinical trials, effectively neutralizing the...