Biotech Primer Institute

Biotech 301: The Drug Discovery Process

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60 min  | Assessment: 20 min
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Biotech 301: The Drug Discovery Process explains the process scientist’s use in the lab to discover new therapeutics- including the 5 steps of Target Identification, Target Validation, Assay Development, High Throughput Screening, In Vitro Safety & Efficacy Testing. Learn the process scientists use in the lab to discover new therapeutics. This is the third part of a 3 part series – Biotech 101, 201, 301

Drug Discovery History
At the end of this section you will be able to:
1. Explain the various drug discovery strategies
2. Define rational drug discovery
3. List the steps of rational drug discovery

Example of Drug Discovery
At the end of this section you will be able to:
1. Give a detailed example of how rational drug discovery is used to develop a cancer therapeutic

Target Identification
At the end of this section you will be able to:
1. Demonstrate how drug targets are identified
2. Explain therapeutic options are influenced by the drug target

Target Validation
At the end of this section you will be able to:
1. Compare and contrast the characteristics of small molecule and large molecule (biologics) therapeutics
2. Explain how drug candidates are validated

Testing the Target
At the end of this section you will be able to:
1. Describe assays researcher’s use to screen targets and drug candidates
2. List the questions and answers researcher’s methodically go through to assure in vitro safety and efficacy for candidate drugs

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  1. Exactly what I wanted

    5

    Excellent refresher on drug discovery.

  2. Could've been more strategic

    3

    The course content could’ve been more elaborated with examples of how companies managed to discover drugs by deploying smart strategies.

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