Tagged: Pharmaceuticals

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Insulin: From Inspiring Discovery to Deadly Expense

Half a billion people today suffer from diabetes, a disease that causes high blood glucose levels. While many diseases remain untreatable, this is far from the case with diabetes. Although no cure exists as yet, the remarkable discovery and subsequent...

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Medicinal Chemistry: Lead Modification and Optimization

Medicinal chemistry lays the foundation for the drug discovery process. A strong lead compound increases the chances of a pharmaceutical company developing a strong drug candidate, with better chances of success later on. Once a lead compound or ‘hit’ has...

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Medicinal Chemistry: Lead Discovery and Identification

Medicinal chemistry lays the foundation for the drug discovery process. A strong lead compound increases the chances of a pharmaceutical company developing a strong drug candidate, with better chances of success later on. However, choosing a compound from a library...