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Small Business: Drug Discovery and Development [BCMB (10)]

​This special emphasis panel reviews small business applications in small molecule drug discovery and development, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, protein-based therapeutics, and protein chemistry. The focus is on the development of therapeutics.



  • Synthetic, medicinal, combinatorial, pharmaceutical, natural product, peptide, protein and computational chemistry for therapeutic applications
  • Purifications, large-scale synthesis, and technologies for the manufacture of biological molecules, peptides, proteins, or drugs
  • Computational approaches to drug discovery
  • Assay development/use in support of drug development, including pharmacological screenings.

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Keywords: preclinical development, dosage formulation, drug delivery, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, toxicology, drug stability, safety assessment, toxicity, PK/DM, pharmaceutics, pharmacology, target identification, lead identification, target validation, therapeutic target, detection assay, biological characterization, computational chemistry, QSAR, pharmacophore, quantum mechanics, docking, rational drug design, SBDD, FBDD, structure‐based, fragment-based, ligand‐based, structure based, fragment based, ligand based, molecular docking, medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, process research, process chemistry, process development, solid phase synthesis, SPS, HTOS, high throughput organic synthesis, lead development, lead discovery, new chemical entity, therapeutic, molecular diversity, chemical diversity, synthetic biology, protein engineering, protein expression, protein manufacturing, recombinant protein, peptidomimetics, biocatalysis, natural products, phytochemicals, phytoceuticals, nutraceuticals, biosynthesis, peptide synthesis, peptide library.span>