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Medicinal chemistry in academia: molecular recognition with biological receptors

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Abstract

Why carry out medicinal chemistry at a university, when it means competing with the billion-dollar research efforts of the pharmaceutical industry? In academic research, the race to get a drug to market is not the prime motivation. Instead, university-based medicinal chemistry is driven by the search for new knowledge and the opportunity to educate a new generation of chemists. Furthermore, academia can complement commercial efforts by addressing diseases neglected by private industry.

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The article was first published on 12 Feb 2004


Article type: Focus
DOI: 10.1039/B314081B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2004,0, 477-487
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    Medicinal chemistry in academia: molecular recognition with biological receptors

    F. Hof and F. Diederich, Chem. Commun., 2004, 0, 477
    DOI: 10.1039/B314081B

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