Drug Discovery and Development Processes
This course will benefit scientists working in the biopharmaceutical industry who want better understanding of the drug discovery/development process and for non-pharma scientists seeking more background of the challenges and opportunities in the industry. It is recommended that you have some fundamental understanding of biology, chemistry or biochemistry.
This introductory course provides a high-level overview of the entire drug development process for new therapeutics, with a focus on the role of the analytical chemist in this complex, costly and multidisciplinary process. It introduces the pharmaceutical (biopharmaceutical) industry (perspectives, challenges and trends), and discusses impacts from generic drugs. Course attendees will learn the current drug discovery approach, from basic research, identification of drug targets, turning of hits to leads, to non-clinical and clinical development. The role of the analytical chemist in supporting discovery, process scale-up, formulations, stability, DMPK, QC/QA, and regulatory affairs functions, will be described. The focus of the course is on new drug discovery and development process of small molecule innovative drugs