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Chapter 2

High Throughput Chemistry in Drug Discovery

This chapter outlines the evolution of high throughput chemistry from its origins in the genome revolution of the early 1990's to its current practice as an integral tool in drug discovery, via the concept of the large “universal library” to the practice of small targeted arrays for structure–activity relationship generation. The technologies developed as part of this evolution are also outlined including early ACT peptide synthesisers and other automated and non-automated devices for both solid-supported and solution-based approaches. Finally, the chapter outlines several case studies of the application of high throughput synthesis to drug discovery.

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25 Oct 2011
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Drug Discovery