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Serendipity and VZV drug discovery

Derudas, Marco and McGuigan, Christopher 2012. Serendipity and VZV drug discovery. Drug Discovery Today: Technologies 9 (3) , e177-e181. 10.1016/j.ddtec.2011.11.001

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Abstract

The discovery of drugs by chance (serendipity) has lead to the development of extremely important drugs in different fields, such as antibiotics, antitumoral and antipsychotic agents to name only a few examples. Recently, serendipity led to the discovery of a new category of compounds extremely active versus chickenpox-shingles (VZV) infections. The lead compound has been further developed and currently has successfully finished phase II clinical trials.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Pharmacy
Systems Immunity Research Institute (SIURI)
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1740-6749
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 22:06
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/41441

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