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Systems biology embedded target validation: improving efficacy in drug discovery
Vandamme, Drieke; Minke, Benedikt A.; Fitzmaurice, William; Kholodenko, Boris N.; Kolch, Walter
The pharmaceutical industry is faced with a range of challenges with the ever-escalating costs of drug development and a drying out of drug pipelines. By harnessing advances in -omics technologies and moving away from the standard, reductionist model of drug discovery, there is significant potential to reduce costs and improve efficacy. Embedding systems biology approaches in drug discovery, which seek to investigate underlying molecular mechanisms of potential drug targets in a network context, will reduce attrition rates by earlier target validation and the introduction of novel targets into the currently stagnant market. Systems biology approaches also have the potential to assist in the design of multidrug treatments and repositioning of existing drugs, while stratifying patients to give a greater personalization of medical treatment. European Commission - Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) Science Foundation Ireland CASyM
Keyword(s): Drug discovery; Systems biology; Multidrug treatment; Personalized medicine
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Dublin
Publisher(s): Wiley
First Indexed: 2016-04-09 05:15:34 Last Updated: 2018-10-11 15:22:56