Tagged: Drug Discovery

microbiology DNA molecules

Strategies to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Drug resistance is a common issue in drug discovery programs. After the long and expensive process of developing a drug, the last thing you want is to find that it doesn’t provide a therapeutic effect. Drug resistance is prevalent in...

medicinal chemist holding drug candidates

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...

96 well plates high throughput screening

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...

pills drugs on banknote money

Lipitor – The World’s All-Time Best Selling Drug

Since the 1950s, pharmaceutical companies have raced to discover and develop billion-dollar blockbuster drugs. In the face of stiff competition, only a handful are able to remain relevant over the course of many years; Rituxan, Advair and Humira are several...