Spring 2018 Teasers
Drug Discovery World
Disruptive approaches to accelerate drug discovery and development
By Ibis Sanchez- Serrano, Dr Tom Pfeifer and Dr Rathnam Chaguturu

This article is part 1 of 2, and covers tools, technologies and the core model.

Tesla intends to implement and practise an ‘open source’ philosophy to its large patent portfolio and claims it would not pursue any legal action against anyone using them in good faith. This is a hard pill to swallow for the industry at-large. But, the pharmaceutical industry ought to seriously consider such an inclusive strategy to enhance the pace of drug discovery and development for the benefit of humanity’s welfare.

The staggering failure rate of experimental drugs in clinical trials indicates that despite huge investments in novel technologies, productivity gains in the pharmaceutical industry remain elusive. The pharmaceutical industry is facing a serious innovation deficit. The current biopharma model is therefore unsustainable and disruptive approaches are needed to remedy the status quo...

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