Drug discovery is a complex process with many potential pitfalls. To go to market, a drug must undergo extensive preclinical optimization followed by clinical trials to establish its efficacy and minimize toxicity and adverse events. The process can take 10-15 years and command vast research and development resources costing over $1 billion. Read more “Research Techniques Made Simple: Molecular Docking in Dermatology-A Foray into In Silico Drug Discovery”
Researcher Leads Effort to Speed Up Drug Discovery
For chemists and other scientists who, like Stephan Schürer, Ph.D., are immersed in the early phases of new drug discovery, PubChem is a treasure trove. The largest public database of small molecule screening data accessible to anyone in the world contains thousands of experiments on hundreds of thousands of compounds with millions of values.