Medicinal chemistry encompasses the design of small molecules for the treatment of disease. MedChemNet, in partnership with Future Medicinal Chemistry, covers all aspects of the drug discovery pipeline, from target identification and validation, through computer aided drug design (CADD), synthesis, screening and other biophysical techniques, to development of novel lead compounds and pre-clinical in vivo proof of concept. We also cover the design of synthetic drug delivery carriers, linking to Therapeutic Delivery, and ADME/toxicology studies, as well as intellectual property and economic related issues, in line with Pharmaceutical Patent Analysis. Furthermore, we explore the isolation of natural products as drug compounds and the development of chemical biology based drugs, such as those based on nucleic acids.

Medicinal chemistry/drug discovery pipeline

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