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Drug discovery

As per available reports about 43 relevant Journals, 38 Conferences,  30 Workshops are presently dedicated exclusively to drug discovery and about 1269 articles are being published on drug discovery.

Drug discovery and development is the process by which new candidate medications are discovered. It is the process through which potential new medicines are identified.The process of drug discovery will take many steps of process clinical trails, and pharmacogenomics, drug design .

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Drug Discovery Conference provides the scope for opportunities to learn progressed by international scientists and academicians. an explosion of genomic information, which is revolutionizing the way drug discovery takes place. Moreover, new fields have arisen such as pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics and are touching the goals and guiding principles of drug design and discovery. 

Drug design  discovery and development is an intense, lengthy and an interdisciplinary endeavor. Drug discovery is mostly portrayed as a linear, consecutive process that starts with target and lead discovery, followed by lead optimization and pre-clinical in vitro and in vivo studies to determine if such compounds satisfy a number of pre-set criteria for initiating clinical development. For the pharmaceutical industry, the number of years to bring a drug from discovery to market is approximately 12-14 years and costing upto $1.2 - $1.4 billion dollars. Traditionally, drugs were discovered by synthesizing compounds in a time-consuming multi-step processes against a battery of in vivo biological screens and further investigating the promising candidates for their pharmacokinetic properties, metabolism and potential toxicity. Such a development process has resulted in high attrition rates with failures attributed to poor pharmacokinetics (39%), lack of efficacy (30%), animal toxicity (11%), adverse effects in humans (10%) and various commercial and miscellaneous factors. Today, the process of drug discovery has been revolutionized with the advent of genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and efficient technologies like, combinatorial chemistry, high throughput screening (HTS), virtual screening, de novo design, in vitro, in silico ADMET screening and structure-based drug design.

Market Analysis:

The global market for sequencing products and services reached $3.5 billion in 2012. This market is expected to grow to nearly $4.5 billion in 2013 and nearly 11.7 billion in 2018, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.2%.

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