New drug substances, the result of more than a decade of pharmaceutical research and development, have revolutionized society by saving lives, increasing life-spans, reducing suffering, avoiding surgery, and shortening hospital stays. New breakthroughs in the treatment of non-communicable diseases mean that drug substances are in a constant state of high demand, making the pharmaceutical industry one of the most innovative of industries on the globe. Why then, do so few drugs come to market? It turns out that a key factor is providing drug discovery chemists with tools such as automated flash chromatography to ensure that they can be confident in delivering target compounds in a timely fashion.
The need to accelerate target molecule production
It comes down to the discovery chemist
Barriers to freeing a discovery chemist’s time
What gets in the way of a speedy synthesis workflow?
Building confidence with reliable workflow tools
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2. In the pipeline. Derek Lowe. http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/