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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....