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Ask the Experts: The Challenges and Benefits of Flow Chemistry to Optimize Drug Development

Published: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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In this article a variety of experts from within Medicinal Chemistry discuss key issues concerning the use of flow chemistry to optimize drug development.

Abstract
Against a backdrop of a struggling economic and regulatory climate, pharmaceutical companies have recently been forced to develop new ways to provide more efficient technology to meet the demands of a competitive drug industry. This issue, coupled with an increase in patent legislation and a rising generics market, makes these themes common issues in the growth of drug development. As a consequence, the importance of process chemistry and scale-up has never been more under the spotlight. Future Medicinal Chemistry wishes to share the thoughts and opinions of a variety of experts from this field, discussing issues concerning the use of flow chemistry to optimize drug development, the potential regulatory and environmental challenges faced with this, and whether the academic and industrial sectors could benefit from a more harmonized system relevant to process chemistry.

The article is published online in the journal Future Medicinal Chemistry and is free to access.



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