Definitions for "Drug discovery"
Processes for the the identification and development of drugs. High-throughput methods that utilize combinatorial chemistry, genomics, and proteomics information are the starting point. Additional research to characterize lead compounds is followed by cli
the process of identifying molecules that have a therapeutic effect against a target disease.
The process of studying chemical entities in the laboratory to identify potential compounds for further pre-clinical and clinical development. This is the “research“ portion of drug research and development, or R & D.
In medicine, biotechnology and pharmacology, drug discovery is the process by which drugs are discovered and/or designed.