Drug discovery is the process through which potential new medicines are identified. In this course, we will explore historical perspectives on traditional drug discovery and the use of new Biotechnology tools that can be applied for the discovery and design of new drugs.
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the steps involved from drug discovery to final market approval. We will examine how the candidates and the targets get established, and the types of laboratory tests and clinical trials that are required before a drug is ready for human use.
We will pay particular attention to the new methods for the design of drugs that are now used to tackle certain challenging illnesses and to the use of new Biotechnology approaches to drug design. We will study the process and issues from both the U.S. and European perspectives.