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Quality by Design in drug development

A more systematic approach to drug development There are few environments where quality control is more important than in drugmanufacturing. Medicines must be safe to use and deliver a consistent clinical effect to treat the targeted disease. However, even with the most robust quality control ...

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Adopt a considered screening strategy for your hit identification campaign

Developing robust and reliable high-throughput screening assays High-throughput screening (HTS) plays a pivotal role in drug discovery. It’s used to hunt for ‘hits’ – those sought-after molecules that modulate the activity of targeted biological pathways. Hits can progress through the pipeline to ...

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The challenges you must consider when developing a drug for pulmonary delivery

Lung diseases such as asthma, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are a growing global healthcare challenge, with figures suggesting they are responsible for around one in ten deaths in the EU. For those developing treatments for these chronic respiratory ...

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Antibiotic resistance is a global challenge that must be met with a global response

Antibiotic resistance poses one of the biggest threats to public health in modern times. Currently, an estimated 50,000 deaths across Europe and the US ever year are thought to be caused by antibiotic resistance. If left unchecked, experts believe that resistance to antimicrobial drugs could result ...

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Could an over-reliance on computational PAINS filters prove a costly mistake for drug discovery?

  High throughput screening (HTS) has long played a vital role in drug discovery within the pharmaceutical industry, and its use in academia is growing too. These large-scale assays are used to screen thousands of compounds in search of hits – those sought after compounds that are used as starting ...

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