http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/pressrelease/fragment-based-drug-discovery-market.htm. Fragment screening services and fragment optimization collectively form the fragment-based drug discovery market. Fragment screening segment was further segmented into biophysical services and non-biophysical services. Biophysical services are further segmented into techniques such as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy, Differential scanning Fluorimetry (DSF) Assay (Thermal Shift), Fluorescence Polarization (FP), Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC), X-ray Crystallography, Surface Plasmon Resonance, Biolayer Interferometry, Mass Spectrometry, Capillary Electrophoresis, and others (biochemical assays). NMR was the largest segment of the FBDD market, accounting for approximately 19.7% share in 2014. The technique is expected to maintain its leadership position during the forecast period. Advantages of NMR such as high reliability, easy operability, and wide versatility are likely to fuel ...
D. A. Erlanson Introduction to Fragment-Based Drug Discovery T. G. Davies Ian J. Tickle Fragment Screening Using X-Ray Crystallography S. Roughley L. Wright P. Brough A. Massey R. E. Hubbard Hsp90 Inh
BALTIMORE, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AgeneBio Receives Grant from Alzheimers Drug Discovery Foundation for Drug-Discovery Program to Delay the Onset of Alzheimers Dementia. Novel GABA-A program targets hippocampal overactivity that leads to neurodegeneration and cognitive decline in Alzheimers disease patients.
Fragment-based drug discovery is an emerging process that has gained popularity in recent years. The process starts from small molecules called fragments. One major step in fragment-based drug discovery is fragment screening, which is a strategy to screen libraries of small molecules to find hits. The strategy in theory is more efficient than traditional high-throughput screening that works with larger molecules. As fragments intrinsically possess weak affinity to a target, detection techniques of high sensitivity to affinity are required for fragment screening. Furthermore, the use of different screening methods is necessary to improve the likelihood of success in finding suitable fragments. Since no single method can work for all types of screening, there is a demand for new techniques. The aim of this thesis is to introduce weak affinity chromatography (WAC) as a novel technique for fragment screening.. WAC is, as the name suggests, an affinity-based liquid chromatographic technique that ...
The conjugation of the small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) to protein substrates is an important post-translational modification that has ramifications for cancer and other diseases. As the sole E2 enzyme in the tightly regulated E1/E2/E3 SUMOylation enzymatic cascade, Ubc9 plays a central role in the conjugation of all three SUMO isoforms to a variety of protein targets. Although Ubc9 is viewed as a promising anti-cancer drug target, the development of small-molecule Ubc9 inhibitors has proven to be very difficult. In the past decade, fragment-based drug design has emerged as a powerful approach to identify ligands for challenging protein targets that can provide excellent starting points for the development of potent inhibitors. By X-ray crystallographic fragment screening, we have identified two small-molecule fragments that bind to Ubc9 at a location that is distal from its active site. Although these fragments have weak affinity for Ubc9, biochemical assays have confirmed that they inhibit ...
REVISED APPLICATION RECEIPT DATE: NATIONAL COOPERATIVE DRUG DISCOVERY RESEARCH ON OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS Release Date: October 8, 1998 PA NUMBER: PA-98-100 P.T. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases National Cancer Institute Application Receipt Date: January 20, 1999 PURPOSE PA-98-100, NATIONAL COOPERATIVE DRUG DISCOVERY RESEARCH ON OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS, appeared in the NIH Guide on August 25, 1998. The application receipt date in that program announcement was November 19, 1998. In order to provide applicants with more time to prepare their applications for research project (R01) grants, the receipt date for applications has been extended to January 20, 1999. INQUIRIES Written and telephone inquiries are encouraged. The opportunity to clarify any issues or questions from potential applicants is welcome. Barbara Laughon, Ph.D. Division of AIDS National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 6003 Executive Boulevard, Room 2C26 - MSC 7620 Bethesda, MD 20892-7620 ...
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High-throughput screening remains one of the most powerful, unbiased approaches for small molecule drug discovery.. Today, the toolbox for high-throughput screening features traditional label-dependent approaches and novel label-free technologies. Researchers determine which methodology offers the most promising path forward for their target, taking into account assay sensitivity, data quality, costs, and speed. Moreover, many companies opt to outsource drug discovery efforts to contract research organizations, which offer a particular expertise and an established discovery infrastructure to lead hit identification and hit-to-lead programs.. In this white paper, we discuss important aspects to consider when choosing a methodology for drug discovery. ...
After 20 years of sometimes quiet growth, fragment-based drug discovery (FBDD) has become mainstream. More than 30 drug candidates derived from fragments have entered the clinic, with two approved and several more in advanced trials. FBDD has been widely applied in both academia and industry, as evi …
The reason for the low number of successful new CNS drugs is the subject of debate, although it is undoubtedly related to their higher attrition rate during development, particularly from issues related to failures of on-target biological hypotheses. To address this problem, there has been a recent emphasis on research to tackle these issues at an earlier stage in the drug discovery pathway. In particular, there has been increased interest in target discovery both for the identification of novel targets and reducing the subsequent failure from incorrect biological hypotheses through early validation.. Target discovery, which involves the identification and early validation of disease-modifying targets, is an essential first step in the drug discovery process. Furthermore, although the knowledge of the target for a small molecule drug is not required by the FDA for drug development, it is crucial information if the drug discovery process is to be made more efficient and effective. Identifying the ...
Jim Wells (UCSF) gave a magisterial keynote address that emphasized how useful fragments can be for tackling difficult targets such as protein-protein interactions (PPIs). In fact, many of the talks in the protein-protein interaction track relied on fragments. Thats not to say its easy. Rod Hubbard (University of York and Vernalis) emphasized that advancing fragments to leads against such targets can take a long time and often requires patience that strains the management of many organizations. Fragment hits against PPIs usually have lower ligand efficiencies (0.23-0.25 kcal/mol/HA if youre lucky), and improving potency can be a bear. Rhian Holvey (University of Cambridge) presented a nice example of how she was able to find millimolar fragments that bind to the anti-mitotic target TPX2, potentially blocking its interaction with importin-alpha, but even structural information was not enough to get to potent inhibitors ...
One theme throughout the conference was the observation that fragments bind at multiple sites on proteins. Harren noted that Astex researchers have found fragments bound (crystallographically) to 54 sites on 25 targets - an average of 2.2 sites per target. Some targets are even more site-rich: Joe Patel (AstraZeneca) performed a crystallographic screen on a complex of Ras and SOS and found four binding sites, including one previously discussed here. In this effort, 1200 fragments were screened in pools of 4, and in one case two fragments from the same pool each bound only when they were both present at the same time - each fragment alone showed no binding by NMR or crystallography ...
ZoBio offers Fragment-Based Drug Discovery research services on a fee-for-service basis to customers across the pharmaceutical & biotechnology industries.
ZoBio offers Fragment-Based Drug Discovery research services on a fee-for-service basis to customers across the pharmaceutical & biotechnology industries.
In 2009, the same development team created Adam, a robot scientist that became the first machine to independently discover new scientific knowledge. They used the knowledge from that experiment to create Eve with the purpose of speeding up the drug discovery process and make it more economical. In the published study, the researchers discuss describe how the robot is able to identify promising new drug candidates for malaria and other neglected tropical diseases, such as African sleeping sickness and Chagas disease.. "Neglected tropical diseases are a scourge of humanity, infecting hundreds of millions of people, and killing millions of people every year," said Steve Oliver, a professor from the Cambridge Systems Biology Centre and the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge. "We know what causes these diseases and that we can, in theory, attack the parasites that cause them using small molecule drugs. But the cost and speed of drug discovery and the economic return make them ...
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Cambridge, USA. Affinity proteomics and target identification for small molecule drug candidates. Affinity proteomics has become a valuable tool in preclinical small molecule drug discovery, in particular in the context of target identification and elucidation of the mechanism of action for drug candidates from phenotypic and pathway-centric approaches to drug discovery. Quantitative chemoproteomics, employing variations of a competition-based approach to small molecule affinity chromatography and mass spectrometry-based protein identification and quantitation, identifies cellular protein interactors and thus potential targets of drug candidates under conditions approximating the disease-relevant in vivo situation. Several examples will be presented and discussed in the context of orthogonal approaches to the generation of target hypotheses. On the other hand, the identification of protein-protein interactions using e.g. an affinity-tagged bait ...
The University of Michigan Center for the Discovery of New Medicines has awarded early-stage funding for seven new drug discovery projects by faculty from across U-M. Six of the projects focus on treating disease including heart failure, runaway cell division in cancer, hypertension, Crohns disease, a genetic heart disorder and neurological damage. The deadline for the next round of grant proposals is April 20. Learn more and apply.
By Rich Soll, SVP of Research Service Division at WuXi AppTec (@richsollwx). From developing new paradigms for early-stage drug discovery for rare and common diseases to fostering the convergence of peptide nanotechnology, and launching scientific experiments in space, Israeli biochemist Ehud Gazit is wearing many hats these days.. In his role as academic director at the newly-formed Blavatnik Center for Drug Discovery (BCDD) at Tel Aviv University in Israel, Gazit is leading efforts to provide the missing link that may enable many scientific discoveries to evolve into beneficial drugs. The Center is uniquely dedicated to translational science by helping researchers turn their discoveries into effective pharmaceuticals.. Gazit - also a biophysicist and nanotechnologist - stays active in his university lab, which explores biological and bio-inspired molecular self-assembly. The lab studies the organization of biological systems in diverse fields, including amyloid diseases, diabetes, virology, ...
3rd Drug Discovery Re-Invented Conference is organized between 21 Feb and 24 Feb 2017. The Conference venue is Fiesta Americana Condesa in Cancun, Mexico. It will be a trend-setting Conference, illustrious as one of the most inventive meetings within the Medical, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical, Drug Development, Biotechnology, Biosciences and Natural Products aspects. 3rd Drug Discovery Re-Invented Conference is once Conference. The organizer of the Drug Discovery Re-Invented 2017, 3rd Drug Discovery Re-Invented Conference is Fusion Conferences Limited. Let Cancun must do holiday attractions make you fall in love with this city when you are there for Drug Discovery Re-Invented 2017. Here are top notch things to do in Cancun ...
Posted on Oct. 21, 2014 UNCs pharmacy school has received a $3 million gift from philanthropist and pharmaceutical-industry executive Fred Eshelman 72.. Eshelmans gift will support the work of the schools Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery. The center is dedicated to evaluating and developing potential drug targets discovered by UNC faculty.. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, one of the nations top pharmacy schools, ranks second in total research funding and has the No. 2 doctor of pharmacy program in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.. Researchers at UNC often discover interesting biological systems that could represent novel drug targets. These targets can be thought of as locks, and the Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery studies the "locks" to see whether a pharmaceutical key can be created to stop or start biological processes related to diseases.. The center bridges the gap that exists between the biological sciences ...
Today I wanted to highlight books specifically on medicinal chemistry and drug discovery. Those are always festive additions to the holiday season, right? This
WARNER, Digby F and MIZRAHI, Valerie. Approaches to target identification and validation for tuberculosis drug discovery: A University of Cape Town perspective. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2012, vol.102, n.6, pp.457-461. ISSN 2078-5135.. Tuberculosis (TB) disproportionately affects a few high-burden countries including South Africa. In these regions, basic TB research is rare, endemic countries being valued primarily as sites for drug trials and clinical studies. Our basic mycobacterial research focuses on current approaches to drug target identification and validation within the context of international trends in TB drug discovery. Increased funding for TB drug development globally prompted a significant shift in the composition of drug discovery consortia, with academic laboratories assuming a major role in collaboration with industrial partners. This hybrid model holds promise for the expansion of local programmes, especially where actively supported by government. However, the ...
Full Text CA-97-006 CANCER DRUG DISCOVERY: DIVERSITY GENERATION AND SMART ASSAYS NIH GUIDE, Volume 26, Number 15, May 9, 1997 RFA: CA-97-006 P.T. 34 Keywords: Cancer/Carcinogenesis Chemistry, Organic Medicinal Chemistry Chemotherapeutic Agents Drug Design National Cancer Institute Letter of Intent Receipt Date: June 20, 1997 Application Receipt Date: August 22, 1997 PURPOSE The Developmental Therapeutics Program (DTP), Division of Cancer Treatment, Diagnosis and Centers (DCTDC), National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites Program Project grant applications (P01s) proposing innovative combinatorial approaches to the generation of structural diversity and smart assay development for cancer drug discovery (Nature, Supplement to Volume 384, Issue No. 6604, November 7, 1996). Applications responsive to this RFA will bring together chemists and biologists who will propose novel approaches to the discovery of compound classes potentially active against cancer. This initiative seeks to catalyze the ...
Drug Discovery Today is a review journal, published as monthly 12 double issues. The journal covers the whole of the preclinical drug discovery process, from target identification and validation, through hit identification, lead identification and optimisation, though to candidate selection. The reviews are at the cutting edge of the science underpinning drug discovery, written by experts in their respective fields and cover all aspects of drug discovery from state-of-the-art genomic and proteomic approaches to target identification, through the most innovative computational approaches drug design, the science driving medicinal chemistry and the translation of these sciences to therapies
Drug Discovery Today is a review journal, published as monthly 12 double issues. The journal covers the whole of the preclinical drug discovery process, from target identification and validation, through hit identification, lead identification and optimisation, though to candidate selection. The reviews are at the cutting edge of the science underpinning drug discovery, written by experts in their respective fields and cover all aspects of drug discovery from state-of-the-art genomic and proteomic approaches to target identification, through the most innovative computational approaches drug design, the science driving medicinal chemistry and the translation of these sciences to therapies
This work aims to show on a very concrete example that simulations (In-Silico experiments) can help drug discovery process and therapeutic strategies searc
SELECTBIO is thrilled to announce the continuation of Epigenetics in Drug Discovery for 2017.. The event will form part of the multi-track conference, Advances in Drug Discovery, and will run alongside three additional tracks: Antibodies in Drug Discovery, Academic Drug Discovery and Stem Cells in Drug Discovery.. As a multi-track event, delegates will have unrestricted access to all conference tracks and networking opportunities. Attracting researchers from both academia and industry, this track will explore the latest opportunities and challenges for epigeneticists looking to discover and develop new molecular entities. Topics to be addressed include, assays for Methyltranferases and Demethylases, Bromodomain inhibitor discovery, indications beyond cancer, Non-BET Bromodomains and of course updates in Oncology ...
Drug discovery in the ovarian cancer arena continues to launch important new clinical trials. Many biologic agents are being studied in phase II and phase III clinical trials for recurrent disease. These agents include compounds that disrupt angiogenesis through a variety of mechanisms. Other oncogenic pathways are also specifically targeted such as PARP, MEK, and topoisomerase inhibitors which are currently being studied in phase III trials. Various cytotoxic agents, as well as therapeutic vaccines, are also under investigation, and continue to demonstrate promising new data. The relevant agents in the treatment of ovarian cancer which have demonstrated positive phase II activity will be discussed.
Announcement: Due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19 we wanted to reassure all attendees that this event is still going ahead. However, if you or your company has changed its travel and attendance policy relating to this matter, we are able to grant remote/virtual access. Please contact a member of the SMi Team for more information [email protected] SMi group presents the launch of the inaugural AI in Drug Discovery conference taking place in London on 16th-17th March, 2020. AI-empowered machine learning technologies hold the potential of reducing drug discovery associated costs by US$ 70 billion in the upcoming 10 years. With an estimated +39% CAGR, AI in drug discovery is leading the way into a shorter, cheaper and more successful R&D era where compound generation is automated, drug synthesis is predictable and undruggable diseases are finally being targeted.. The presence of AI in drug discovery is tangible with the majority of drug discovery scientist already working with ...
Human cancer cell lines are an integral part of drug discovery practices. However, modeling the complexity of cancer utilizing these cell lines on standard plastic substrata, does not accurately represent the tumor microenvironment. Research into developing advanced tumor cell culture models in a three-dimensional (3D) architecture that more prescisely characterizes the disease state have been undertaken by a number of laboratories around the world. These 3D cell culture models are particularly beneficial for investigating mechanistic processes and drug resistance in tumor cells. In addition, a range of molecular mechanisms deconstructed by studying cancer cells in 3D models suggest that tumor cells cultured in two-dimensional monolayer conditions do not respond to cancer therapeutics/compounds in a similar manner. Recent studies have demonstrated the potential of utilizing 3D cell culture models in drug discovery programs; however, it is evident that further research is required for the development of
The recent boom of the proteomics field, or the analysis of the ever dynamic organismal proteome, has brought many advances with respect to the very nature of how the current drug discovery process is undertaken. The potential the field of proteomics brings in for identifying proteins involved in disease pathogenesis and physiological pathway reconstruction facilitates the ever increasing discovery of new, novel drug targets, their respective modes of action mechanistically, and their biological toxicology (Page).. The challenge in the drug discovery process is to find the exact causes of an underlying disease and find a way to negate them or bring them to normal levels. A mechanistic understanding of the nature of the disease in question is essential if we are to elucidate any target-specific remedy for it. While the causes of many documented clinical problems vary greatly in their nature and origin, in some cases, the cause is found at the protein level, involving protein function, protein ...
The recent boom of the proteomics field, or the analysis of the ever dynamic organismal proteome, has brought many advances with respect to the very nature of how the current drug discovery process is undertaken. The potential the field of proteomics brings in for identifying proteins involved in disease pathogenesis and physiological pathway reconstruction facilitates the ever increasing discovery of new, novel drug targets, their respective modes of action mechanistically, and their biological toxicology (Page).. The challenge in the drug discovery process is to find the exact causes of an underlying disease and find a way to negate them or bring them to normal levels. A mechanistic understanding of the nature of the disease in question is essential if we are to elucidate any target-specific remedy for it. While the causes of many documented clinical problems vary greatly in their nature and origin, in some cases, the cause is found at the protein level, involving protein function, protein ...
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Hi. Biosource is an employer paid fee service. Our client, a biotechnology company, is seeking someone to direct a drug discovery effort of about 15 people in antibacterials. This group works in high through put screening, using mechanistic screens, and a library technique to uncover drug leads. Pharmaceutical industry is required. The director will lead the drug discovery effort, manage which compounds get pursued or not get pursued, etc. Interested people should E mail Marc Andelman, or FAX 508 853 8772, or call 508 853 8803. Unless specifically requested, I will only get back in touch if this is a dead ringer for a particular persons background/interests. Thank you, Marc Andelman ...
Peakdale Molecular Limited, a UK-based provider of drug discovery services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries and part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, has signed a collaboration agreement with Metrion Biosciences Limited, a specialist ion channel contract research organization, to offer complete Integrated Drug Discovery Programmes to both new and existing customers for ion channel targets.. The Metrion team has an extensive background in ion channel drug discovery, combining expertise of high quality low and medium throughput gigaseal patch clamp assays with highly expert data interpretation.. Currently building upon its portfolio of stem cell and native tissue translational assays, Metrion has played a significant role in more than 15 composition of matter patents and the delivery of five ion channel drug candidates.. This complements the extensive chemistry and DMPK experience of the Peakdale team, who have accrued more than two hundred and fifty person years working on ion ...
In early drug discovery (e.g., in fragment screening), recognition of stereoisomeric structures is valuable and guides medicinal chemists to focus only on useful configurations. In this work, we concurrently screened mixtures of stereoisomers and estimated their affinities to a protein target (thrombin) using weak affinity chromatography-mass spectrometry (WAC-MS). Affinity determinations by WAC showed that minor changes in stereoisomeric configuration could have a major impact on affinity. The ability of WAC-MS to provide instant information about stereoselectivity and binding affinities directly from analyte mixtures is a great advantage in fragment library screening and drug lead development.
The 5 Day eCheminfo Hands-on Drug Discovery Workshop Week will take place this year 21-25 July 2008 at the Medical Sciences Teaching Center, Oxford University, Oxford, UK. Topics to be covered include Virtual Screening & Docking; Structure-based Drug Design; Ligand Optimisation & Library Design; Structure Search, Similarity and Property Estimation; Data Mining, Analysis & Visualisation; Pharmacophore Modelling for Lead Identification; Fragment-based Drug Design; QSAR-based Predictive Toxicology; and Quantitative Spectrometric Data-Activity Relationship Modelling. These workshops are aimed to provide a set of stimulating workshops using latest advanced modelling techniques of relevance to chemists, life scientists and modellers working in drug discovery. The workshop group studies problems with hands-on examples using leading-edge software and discusses complex issues highlighted by examples and case studies presented by instructors. A variety of leading drug discovery software packages and an IT ...
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The Director, Head of Structural Biology and Biophysics, based in San Diego, leads Takeda s global Structural Biology and Biophysics group which supports the company s internal and external drug discovery research activities across all therapeutic areas. This individual is responsible for identifying opportunities for the group to employ its capabilities in the areas of Protein Chemistry, Crystallography and Biophysics to accelerate advancement of small molecule and biologics discovery programs in alignment with Takeda Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) priorities. This incumbent supervises the group s execution of those opportunities to maximize the impactfulness of the group s research contributions to Takeda s drug discovery efforts. S/he cultivates a group culture that is proactive, collaborative, innovative and external facing while developing world class individual talent. S/he also insures that the group is employing the most current, effective and applicable technologies, whether internally or ...
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Preface ix 1 Introduction 1. 1.1 New Drugs and Medical Progress 1. 1.2 The Challenge of New Drug Discovery 5. References 7. 2 Mechanism of Drug Action: Basic Concepts 9. 2.1 Pharmacodynamic Phase: Drug-Receptor Interactions 10. 2.1.1 The Receptor Concept and Receptor Types 10. 2.1.2 Ligand-Receptor Binding 12. 2.1.3 Receptor Occupancy and Activation 16. 2.2 Pharmacokinetic Phase: ADME 20. 2.2.1 Drug Absorption and Distribution 20. 2.2.2 Drug Metabolism and Excretion 22. 2.2.3 Basic Pharmacokinetic Concepts 26. 2.3 Structural Requirements: Keeping It "Drug-Like" 29. 2.3.1 The Drug-Like Chemical Space 29. 2.3.2 Oral Drugs: The Challenge of Bioavailability 31. References 33. 3 The Drug Discovery and Development Process 39. 3.1 Discovery Research 39. 3.1.1 Prediscovery 39. 3.1.2 Target Identification 41. 3.1.3 Target Validation 42. 3.1.4 Target-to-Hit and Hit-to-Lead Development 42. 3.1.5 Early Distribution and Safety Tests 46. 3.1.6 Lead Optimization 48. 3.2 Preclinical Development 49. 3.2.1 ...
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The efficacy of a drug is tightly intertwined with its interaction mechanism with the drug target. The mechanism is dependent on the physicochemical and structural characteristics of both target and drug molecule.. Drug discovery is plagued by a high attrition rate, whereas in the clinic, a major issue is drug resistance. To improve the quality of the lead compounds in the pre-clinical phase of drug discovery, and thereby reducing the attrition, a deeper understanding of interaction mechanisms is needed. We have adopted new strategies and techniques for this purpose.. A compound library was compiled for the purpose of fragment-based drug discovery. Its compatibility with the SPR platform, along with its interaction profile, was validated. The library was subsequently used in a screening campaign for novel scaffolds of human immunodeficiency virus-1 protease, not sensitive to common resistance mutations. This was achieved by the use of a target panel containing signature resistance mutations ...
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Yale University will partner to design a new class of molecules to target disease-causing proteins. This is the latest in a string of deals between Yales academic researchers and global pharmaceutical companies.. The British pharmaceutical giant has entered into similar collaborations with several universities in the United Kingdom, but the deal with Yale is the first in the United States. Under the agreement, the company is granted first chance to license promising protein- destroying drug candidates discovered in a research collaboration between GlaxoSmithKline and the laboratory of Craig Crews, the Lewis B. Cullman Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, and professor of chemistry and of pharmacology at Yale.. The deal comes on the heels of other agreements signed by Yale with Gilead Sciences Inc., which is working with Yale to identify novel cancer therapeutics, and with Johnson & Johnson, which is also interested in drug candidates being ...
... of Auckland University of Technology was established in June 2002 and since then has been developing novel information processing methods, technologies and their applications to enhance discoveries across different areas of science and engineering. The methods are mainly based on principles from Nature, such as brain information processing, evolution, genetics, quantum physics.. ...
Precision therapy of cancers is premised on the identification of tumor-specific driver aberrations that are necessary for tumor growth and survival. These aberrations represent potential therapeutic "targets". While matching therapeutics have been developed for some of the tumor-specific targets, particularly many oncogenic kinases, a large number of defined driver aberrations remain in search of effective therapies. Drug discovery efforts to match defined targets represent a vigorous area of ongoing research with implications for survival and quality of lives of cancer patients worldwide. The development of drugs to treat cancers driven by transcription factors, chromatin modifiers, and epigenetic modulators has proved particularly challenging. On the other hand, recent development of novel immunotherapeutic approaches has spurred research to identify potential targets and matching drug discovery efforts.. This Collection highlights several interesting new strategies to identify potential lead ...
The pharmaceutical industry is overdue for another crazy idea. Go back to the mid/late 1980s, for example, and you hit the first swell of computer-aided "rational" drug design. Its hard to remember, but the hype was that random screening and old-fashioned analog synthesis were both dead. Shooting arrows blindly, hoping to hit you… Read More ...
AstraZeneca has unveiled details of its previously-announced R&D restructuring which includes the closure of a plant in Leicestershire and its withdrawal from discovery research in 10 disease areas, plus most vaccines. - News - PharmaTimes
SelectScience announces the Cytation3 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader, by BioTek Instruments, as the winner of the Scientists Choice Award for Best Drug Discovery Product 2013. The award presentation took place during the ELRIG Drug Discovery Annual Meeting and Expo in Manchester, UK. The Scientists Choice Awards recognize products which have significantly contributed towards laboratory efforts in 2013. BioTek Instruments won the Drug Discovery award, which was both nominated and voted for by drug discovery scientists around the world.
Drug discovery in the 21st century pg. 2. Today the properties of known medicinal plants have been largely realized. We rarely have the luxury of embarking on a drug discovery program with this level of confidence in our ultimate success. Instead, we begin with knowledge of a biological system and identification of a potential drug target found among the many potential targets known from our new understanding of the human genome.. Instead of knowing that a drug interacting with this target will have clinical efficacy, we make a hypothesis based on our still limited and imperfect understanding of complex biological systems.. Typically, there are no existing drugs that interact with that target, forcing a search for a novel compound that has the desired effect and then engineering the properties required for a useful drug. This process is expensive and inherently high risk-we may reach the end of a project that cost hundreds of millions of dollars only to find that our original hypothesis was ...
SMi proudly presents its exclusive conference on Drug Discovery, taking place on 27th and 28th March 2017. In recent years, the Pharma/ ...
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The University of Sussex has been awarded £600,000 to boost its work on discovering and developing new drugs to treat cancer and neurological diseases.. The money from the Wellcome Trusts Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) will support eight new research posts within the Universitys School of Life Sciences, a Public Engagement officer to inform and educate the public about the work, as well as a new pilot fund to support exploratory studies by PhD students and other early-career researchers.. These developments will provide the infrastructure to speed up the process from basic scientific discovery to the creation of new medicines that have a real impact in the treatment and diagnosis of major human diseases.. The funding marks the halfway point of a 10-year translational drug-discovery strategy in Life Sciences. Its Translational Drug Discovery Group (TDDG) works closely with pharmaceutical companies and has ongoing research projects worth more than £8 million, funded by Cancer ...
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Smart Drug Discovery : Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Developing new therapeutics for unmet medical needs and particularly in oncology continues to be an important focus of modern drug discovery. Our group is highly involved in the design, synthesis and validation of new smart bioactive molecules featuring functional properties allowing them to interfere with several key biological processes including the metabolism, immune response and DNA damage checkpoint of cancer and cancer stem cells. Therefore, our drug discovery programs mainly focus on (i) the development of new smart small molecules to overcome drug resistance in oncology, through translational research with a closer integration, at an early stage, of chemistry/biology/clinic and industrial approaches ; and (ii) the identification & validation of new targets using chemical biology and "omics" approaches. To achieve this goal several collaborations have been established around the world with both academic and industrial ...
Spero, Cidara and Melinta Therapeutics attended from the USA and Vitas Pharma from India. European biotechnology companies making presentations included Discuva, Bioversys and Morphochem. In addition, a publicly funded research institution, the German Centre for Infection Research, was also a key feature at the 2016 pipeline corner.. Discuva, Bioversys and Spero Therapeutics utilized the event to highlight their drug discovery approaches and compounds against multidrug resistant bacteria, and, in the case of Morphochem, the companys MCB 368 drug against Clostridium difficile, which is now in Phase II clinical trials. Moreover, Melintas new antibiotic, a fluoroquinolone, is currently in Phase III clinical studies, whilst its drug discovery platform includes compounds against the most resistant pathogens.. Cidara Therapeutics CD101 IV antifungal therapy for the treatment of Candida infections is currently in a Phase I trial. Additionally, they design immunomodulating approaches to support the ...
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Global Medical Discovery features breaking news in Drug Discovery research. Key Drug Discovery Articles are papers selected from |5,000 published each week
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Stem cell technology has the potential to enhance our understanding of human disease and transform the process of drug discovery by providing more relevant biological models for selection of drug candidates. Despite its common practice within the pharmaceutical industry, targeted drug discovery is a relatively inefficient process. Approximately 90% of drug candidates fail in clinical development, 50% failing in phase III clinical trials, at huge cost to the pharmaceutical industry. In the majority of cases the reason for the lack of progression through clinical development to drug product approval is either lack of efficacy or unexpected toxicity in humans. This failure is the result of candidate selection using inadequate models of human disease, a weakness that can be addressed using more informative human cell culture models.. The potential of stem cell technology in disease modelling and drug discovery has been clear to many observers but examples of translation to practice are limited. With ...
In recent years there has been increasing evidence of the importance of carbohydrates and glycoconjugates in biomedical applications, and the use of synthetic ligands based on carbohydrates as drugs has received much attention. Focussing on drug discovery from key targets and placing an emphasis on the multi-disciplinary approaches necessary to challenge these issues, this book comprehensively covers the new and recent discoveries in the area of carbohydrate drug discovery.Carbohydrates in Drug Design and Discovery is split into five sections, beginning with a introduction and perspective on the current market. The book then goes on to discuss new synthetic methods in glycobiology, the use of glycobiology in chemical biology and glycobiology in drug discovery.Providing a worldwide perspective on this broad area, and providing examples of therapeutics already developed using these methods, this book provides a comprehensive introduction, discussion and update on this fast developing field for medicinal
For over 20 years now, Oncodesign has been building an integrated drug discovery engine for precision medicine based on its proprietary research along with research conducted under partnerships. This unique innovation model based on the circularization of activities and technologies is what gives the integrated drug discovery service (IDDS) its power.. Oncodesigns research teams are multidisciplinary and seasoned staff with numerous successes and remarkable accomplishments to their name. These include the discovery of tadalafil (Cialis®), a treatment for erectile dysfunction, discovery of the first human-administered bromodomain inhibitor in oncology, 12 compounds in phase I and II trials and over 20 drug candidates developed for a variety of cardiovascular, metabolic and inflammatory disorders.. By using Oncodesigns integrated drug discovery engine, you will benefit from rapid optimization and development cycles from hit to lead and from lead to candidate within a period of three years, ...
Charles River has proudly partnered with the EBD Group to provide the scientific program for this years BioPharm America™ Conference. This exciting two-day program aims to bridge the gap between drug discovery and clinical application. Driven by the bedside-to-bench experience, industry leaders will come together to discuss innovations and breakthroughs in translational tools and methods in drug discovery research and development. Attendees will gain insight into how clinical data can be used to successfully develop the next generation of animal models, tools and technologies that lead to the development of effective therapies.. September 26-27, ...
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... - Caroline Springer Professor Caroline Springer has led a team in cancer therapeutics for 25 years and has been involved in all stages of the drug discovery process in many different therapeutic areas. She completed her PhD in biological chemistry at University College London in 1984 and then moved to the Institute of Cancer Research, where in 1993 she established the Gene and Oncogene Targeting group. Over the last 25 years she also ran the development of various cancer treatments, including antibody, oncolytic viruses, metastases and cancer stem cell inhibitors. Her work has led to five clinical trials in antibody-directed and small molecule cancer therapies as well as nine preclinical candidate nominations and collaborations with pharmaceutical companies including AstraZeneca, Novartis and GSK. A key area of research has been to discover panRAF inhibitors for use in melanoma and colorectal cancers in collaboration with Institute Director Professor Richard Marais. She jointly ...
The development of new antimalarial drugs is urgently needed due to elevated drug resistance in the causative agents Plasmodium parasites. An intervention strategy based on the interruption of the parasite cell cycle could be undertaken using a systems-biology aided drug discovery approach. However, little is known about the components or the mechanism of parasite cell cycle control to date. In this proof of concept study, we attempted to infer the skeleton components using comparative genomic analysis and to uncover the genetic regulatory network (GRN) ab initio using a Variational Bayesian expectation maximization (VBEM) approach. ...
NMR spectroscopy is a popular and highly versatile screening method for fragment-based drug discovery. NMR methods are capable of robustly detecting the binding of fragments to macromolecular targets over an extraordinarily broad affinity range (from covalent to millimolar). This chapter provides a stepwise process for creating an NMR-based fragment screening program. The construction of fragment libraries is described, including compound selection, plating of stocks, and preparation of mixtures. Guidance is given for designing fragment screens, such as choosing the appropriate NMR screening format and method, and optimizing the sample conditions and experimental parameters. The identification and validation of screening hits is described, and a number of potential pitfalls are discussed. Rather than detailing one specific screening protocol, this chapter outlines the available options and provides information to enable users to design their own customized fragment screening programs.
Methodology provided: The Conrad group will provide expertise for the development of new in vivo models for the study of important players in thiol dependent processes. Concerning mouse analyses, the group has easy access to the German Mouse Clinic (headed by Prof. M. Hrabé de Angelis) for phenotypical and behavioral studies of transgenic mouse models. Furthermore, in vitro investigations of cell lines established from mutant mice along with highly efficient lentiviral add-back systems for the gene of interest are essential tools to study cellular and biochemical mechanisms. In addition, the group has established cell-based screening platforms for large scale drug discovery approaches (in collaboration with Dr. Joel Schick ...
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A comprehensive review of recent medicinal chemistry approaches to a variety of important therapeutic targets and a key reference for those interested in the prosecution of modern drug discovery programs directed at anti-inflammatory ...
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As Target-to-Lead (T2L) experts, Icagen scientists were born from biotech and later pharma matured. Icagens scientific teams are a defining feature of the company, with industry-leading expertise and a proven track record of drug discovery from target identification through clinical evaluation for multiple classes of targets. Icagens mission is to harness the scientific expertise of our teams to provide the capability and know-how to advance our clients early drug discovery programs.. Our knowledge base crosses multiple disciplines including molecular biology, cell biology (including stem cell biology), biochemistry, electrophysiology, high throughput screening, and chemistry. We direct this experience to produce high-quality data for our clients and collaborators leading to the development and progression of the most promising candidates even for challenging targets.. ...
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Tel Aviv, Israel - March 18, 2008 - Compugen Ltd. (NASDAQ: CGEN) announced today the development and validation of its Blockers of Disease-Associated Conformation (DAC Blockers) platform, a new discovery platform for the identification of peptides that block proteins from adopting their disease-associated conformations. To date, two of the predicted therapeutic peptide candidates from the pilot validation run of the platform have shown initial experimental verification, one with anti-inflammatory and the other with anti-cancer activities.. The newly developed DAC Blockers platform has been designed to identify segments in proteins of interest that, if introduced therapeutically as synthetic peptides, would block specific conformational changes of such proteins, and thereby prevent them from adopting disease-associated conformations and related activities. A key capability of the platform is that it enables the proteome-wide search for such conformational change blocking peptides in human, viral ...
Selcia Limited, a leading contract research organisation, announced a drug discovery collaboration agreement with Gilead Sciences, Inc. Building on an established partnership following significant progress made to date, Selcias chemists and biologists will continue to provide integrated drug discovery services to support Gileads liver disease research programmes.
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A computational method has been created to systematically probe massive amounts of open-access data to discover new ways to use drugs, including some that have already been approved for other uses ...
A computational method has been created to systematically probe massive amounts of open-access data to discover new ways to use drugs, including some that have already been approved for other uses ...
Department of Microbiology and Immunology - International Seminar Series. Speaker: Barbara Joyce Shaik , Merck Research Labs, Palo Alto, CA. ...
Cambridge Healthtech Institutes 13th Annual Drug Discovery Chemistry is a dynamic conference for medicinal chemists working in pharma and biotech. Focused on discovery and optimization challenges of small molecule drug candidates, this event provides many exciting opportunities for scientists to create a unique program to hear presentations most suited to ones personal interests by going back and forth among concurrent meeting tracks. New for 2018 is expanded coverage of Small Molecules for Cancer Immunotherapy, plus new coverage of Ubiquitin Proteasome System Inhibitors, Targeting Complex Membrane Proteins, as well as Lead Optimization for Drug Safety. ...
Characterizing the relationship between the pharmacokinetics (PK, concentration vs. time) and pharmacodynamics (PD, effect vs. time) is an important tool in the discovery and development of new drugs in the pharmaceutical industry. The purpose of this publication is to serve as a guide for drug discovery scientists towards optimal design and conduct of PK/PD studies in the research phase. This review is a result of the collaborative efforts of DMPK scientists from various Metabolism and Pharmacokinetic (MAP) departments of the global organization Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research (NIBR). We recommend that PK/PD strategies be implemented in early research phases of drug discovery projects to enable successful transition to drug development. Effective PK/PD study design, analysis, and interpretation can help scientists elucidate the relationship between PK and PD, understand the mechanism of drug action and identify PK properties for further improvement and optimal compound design. Additionally,
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ProQinase GmbH was founded in 2001 as a subsidiary of the Tumor Biology Center Freiburg. This cancer center combined excellent research with exceptional patient care under one roof. Initially, ProQinase was established in order to support funding of the Tumor Biology Center´s in-house anti-cancer drug development by marketing research tools and test systems. Today, ProQinase is a leading contract research organization (CRO) for drug discovery in oncology.. From 2015 to 2017 ProQinase was owned by a Chinese private equity fund.. In February 2019 ProQinase was purchased by Reaction Biology Corporation (RBC) (www.reactionbiology.com), located in Malvern, PA. RBC is a leader in early stage drug-discovery services, with a heavy focus on kinase and epigenetic drug targets for both biochemical and cell-based assays.. The combination of RBC and ProQinase will create the worlds leading kinase drug discovery company, with a diverse offering and operations in Europe and the Unted States.. ...
Fragment based drug discovery is a modern approach to identify small molecules, which bind with high ligand efficiency to biological targets. Such observations are more and more used by pharmaceutical industry to develop lead compounds within the frame of a drug discovery process. In contrast to traditional HTS-methods, fragment screening requires orders of magnitude smaller compound libraries to screen a comparable chemical space against the target protein.. In addition, fragments constitute powerful molecular probes which can be utilized to map the functional surface of proteins. This makes this method also very interesting for basic structural biology research.. The combination of fragment based drug discovery with synchrotron assisted X-ray crystallography opens the road for a very fast and efficient way to produce huge amounts of experimental data on protein/fragment complexes.. Within this one-day workshop we are aiming to create an up-to-date survey of the method of "Fragment Screening by ...
Thanks for your sharing. Together with partners, we have developed a platform of yeast target-based assays for antibody drug discoveryantibody drug discovery. The use of these assays in the early phase of the screening will greatly reduce the costs and will expedite the discovery of new regulators of specific therapeutic targets. The yeast target-based approach can be highly useful in the first-line screening of potential active compounds to be tested in more complex cell models. ...
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LeadDiscovery.co.uk was founded in 1998 to help optimize the drug discovery process. Our aim is to help pharmabiotech companies identify breaking research with therapeutic potential. This blog is an extension to LeadDiscovery acting as a platform for our opinions on research and an on-line forum where scientists and drug development personnel can freely discuss its potential.. ...
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The inhibition of angiogenesis is an effective mechanism of slowing down tumor growth and malignancies. The process of induction or pro-angiogenesis is highly desirable for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, wound healing disorders, etc. Efforts to understand the molecular basis, both for inhibition and induction, have yielded fascinating results. Anti-angiogenesis Drug Discovery and Development provides an excellent compilation of well-written reviews on various aspects of the anti-angiogenesis process. These reviews have been contributed by leading practitioners in drug discovery science and highlight the major developments in this exciting field in the last two decades. The feast of these reader-friendly reviews on topics of great scientific importance - many of which are considered significant medical breakthroughs, makes this book excellent reading both for the novice as well as for expert medicinal chemists and clinicians. This volume brings together 5 reviews on these topics: ...
I think there are some approaches to start drug discovery project. HTS, 2. Phenotypic screening, 3. FBDD, 4. Me too (Patent) etc. We have to improve succeed rate of screening. So, compound quality is key factor. Because good starting point is key for compound quality. Serge et. al. published good review in drug discovery today.…
HCA combines cell biology with automated high-resolution microscopy and data evaluation.. It is used for the detailed study of cellular mechanisms and interactions in multiple samples, for example, studying whether cell division, motility, or protein entry is affected when cells are exposed to external stimuli such as chemical inhibitors.. Information generated using HCA is highly valuable in the study of complex diseases, including cancer and infectious diseases. In drug discovery research, the throughput gained using HCA makes it a valuable technology for drug target identification.. The GE Healthcare IN Cell Analyzer 2000 features include:. ...
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