[BiO BB] Need Literature on Drug Deliver system
bioburri at yahoo.de
Tue Feb 17 09:25:09 EST 2004
If U want information on Drug Discovery, join in
Cheminformatics yahoo groups.
The Web advertisement for CHEMINFORMATICS GROUP
describes the field thus:
"the combination of chemical synthesis, biological
screening, and data-mining approaches used to guide
drug discovery and development"
but this, again, sounds more like a field being
identified by some of its most popular (and lucrative)
activities, rather than by including all the diverse
studies that come under its general heading.
The story of one of the most successful drugs of all
time, penicillin, seems bizarre, but the way we
discover and develop drugs even now has similarities,
being the result of chance, observation and a lot of
slow, intensive chemistry. Until recently, drug design
always seemed doomed to continue to be a
labour-intensive, trial-and-error process. The
possibility of using information technology, to plan
intelligently and to automate processes related to the
chemical synthesis of possible therapeutic compounds
is very exciting for chemists and biochemists. The
rewards for bringing a drug to market more rapidly are
huge, so naturally this is what a lot of
cheminformatics works is about.
Here is a group with a young people who are
interesting discussions of the term "cheminformatics",
what it means, whether or not it exists as a distinct
discipline, and even whether it should be replaced by
The aim of this group is to share there ideas and
relate experimental observations or exprience in the
field of Cheminformatics.
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