Monthly Archives: June 2009

Nuts-to-soup R&D: does repurposing change the order of R&D studies?

Pharmaceutical R&D does not always start with soup and end with nuts, although by analogy this is the classic route followed by what is now the large multinational sector of the industry. A shortcut version of the full programme is followed by generics companies and specialty pharma, who prefer to delay until the entrée is […]

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Phenotypic screening: a clarion bell for more efficient R&D?

At the Society for Biomolecular Sciences meeting in Lille in April 2009, time was set aside for a symposium on drug repurposing. In addition to Numedicus, there were talks from Didier Leroy for the Medicines for Malaria Venture, and from Chris Lipinski, of Melior Discovery. Melior operate a two-part strategy, to provide screening services for […]

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