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Map your learning: Inside Phase 1

Map your learning: Inside Phase 1
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Bringing a new drug to market is a complex and challenging process. It consists of multiple stages of research, development, testing, and regulatory hurdles. Throughout this course, we will delve into its four major phases:

  1. Ideation and production
  2. Production and formulation
  3. Conducting a drug-centered view
  4. Clinical trials

The four phases

Phase 1

At this juncture, we’ll zoom in on Phase 1, ideation to production, which consists of the following stages (and their purposes):

  • Pre-discovery – to understand the mechanisms leading to diseases and propose possible targets (e.g., proteins);
  • Drug discovery – to propose new compounds (small molecules and biologics) or other therapeutic strategies able to interfere with or cure the investigated disease or at least alleviate the symptoms;
  • Drug production – to discover the most common strategy for protein expression.
In the Downloads section, you can find the complete infographic of the process.

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