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Move Quickly and Smoothly Through Pharmaceutical Drug Design

Pharmaceutical Drug Discovery is tasked with the challenge of identifying promising candidates which exhibit pharmacological activity towards a disease target, typically a protein. Candidate compounds can come from a variety of sources including proprietary internal libraries, libraries of compounds from research and academic institutes, isolation from natural products, rational drug design, and virtual libraries. These compounds are screened for activity and positive results become hits. Promising hits undergo further studies and optimization, ultimately producing a New Chemical Entity (NCE) which passes on to Drug Development. It will take thousands of compounds, each with a number of screenings, to produce a few compounds for Drug Development.

Dionex helps the process move smoothly, and in a timely fashion, by providing IC and LC solutions that are not only accurate and precise but also fast and reliable.