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Antibiotic resistance is a global challenge that must be met with a global response
Antonio Felici, 8 September 2017

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 in as many as 10 million deaths per year...

Drug Discovery - making an impact
Simone Braggio, 23 January 2017

Top to bottom, the drug discovery process can be long, arduous, complex, and above all expensive. Often it seems the process is played by ear, with few definitive timelines or pathways to follow, and staff scientists will have to overcome hurdles and work within areas that may be unfamiliar. In addition, the chance of taking an initial hit...

How to solve resourcing challenges and gaps in the drug discovery process
Paul Overton, 9 January 2017

Bridging the resource gap in drug discovery The drug discovery process requires a diverse range of expertise, resources, and infrastructure in order to bring a potential drug lead from initial verification right through to clinical trials and commercialization. Unfortunately, many organizations simply lack the bandwidth to undertake the entire...


The balance between cost vs. value in drug discovery and the impact of project timelines
Simone Braggio, 12 December 2016

Cost vs. value in drug discovery When it comes to drug development, the bare facts are that it takes a great deal of cash. The launch of a finished product is estimated to be in excess of $1 billion, meaning the effective analysis into the potential value a drug is likely to have, is significant. Drug discovery and development is rightly...

What are the options after Late Lead Optimization in Drug Discovery and Development?
Stefano Fontana, 28 November 2016

  Following the successful navigation of a drug lead through late lead optimization, there are a few options as to where to go and what to do with your lead. Perhaps the most straightforward option is to use the data incurred throughout the drug development process to create an attractive package in order to sell the compound, normally to a...



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