Drug Discovery & Development

Drug discovery and development together are the complete process of identifying a new drug and bringing it to market. Discovery may involve screening of chemical libraries, identification of the active ingredient from a natural remedy or design resulting from an understanding of the target. Development includes studies on microorganisms and animals, clinical trials and ultimately regulatory approval. The process of drug discovery involves a combination of many disciplines and interests starting from a simple process of identifying an active compound. The discovery of a new chemical entity that modifies a cell or tissue function is but the first step in the drug development process. Once shown to be effective and selective, a compound which is to be discovered must be completely free of toxicity, should have good bioavailability and marketable before it can be considered to be a therapeutic entity. In spite of advances in technology and understanding of biological structures, drug discovery remains a lengthy, expensive, difficult and inefficient technique with low price of new therapeutic discovery.

  • Drug target
  • Clinical Research
  • Computer-aided drug design
  • Ligand-based drug design
  • Genotoxicity studies

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