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As corporate distributed environments are becoming the norm, there is a need for a multi-user, multi-location online lab environment as well. To that end, ACD/Labs has added a new deployment option on our Percepta Platform that allows end users to access our property calculators remotely from any location at any time—Percepta Portal.

What do you think of when you hear the word predict? Before I started grad school, I probably would have answered that question with crystal balls and fortune tellers. In reality, scientific predictions are calculations based on empirical evidence - not gut feelings. When used appropriately, they play an integral role in expediting academic and industrial workflows, reducing instrument time, and ultimately, saving money.

In this final installment of the series on Drug Development, we examine stage 4 and the effort involved in Drug Manufacturing and Process. The 4th stage begins with a large scale production of the new drug, followed by formulation studies and then ending with regulatory reviews of the entire process before the drug can be...

The main focus surrounding the Drug Design stage (see diagram in Part 1) is to optimize the hit compound(s) and produce analogues that will increase the activity at the target site. Lead optimization is accomplished through minor modifications of the hit compound. In Drug Design, medicinal chemists aim to build a diverse library of compounds...

Many new medicinal drugs produced by pharmaceutical companies follow a very similar pathway starting from the inception of the project idea and ending at the shelves of a pharmacy. Each stage in the development of the drug involves various types of chemists, each lending their expertise at synthesizing, extracting, analyzing and testing the new drug....