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Managing laboratory automation: integration and informatics in drug discovery.

Research paper by C J CJ Manly

Indexed on: 18 Oct '08Published on: 18 Oct '08Published in: Journal of automated methods & management in chemistry



Abstract

Drug discovery today requires the focused use of laboratory automation and other resources in combinatorial chemistry and high-throughput screening (HTS). The ultimate value of both combinatorial chemistry and HTS technologies and the lasting impact they will have on the drug discovery process is a chapter that remains to be written. Central to their success and impact is how well they are integrated with each other and with the rest of the drug discovery processes--informatics is key to this success. This presentation focuses on informatics and the integration of the disciplines of combinatorial chemistry and HTS in modern drug discovery. Examples from experiences at Neurogen from the last five years are described.