Serendipity and VZV drug discovery

Derudas, Marco and McGuigan, Christopher (2012) Serendipity and VZV drug discovery. Drug Discovery Today: Technologies, 9 (3). e177-e181. ISSN 1740-6749

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Abstract

The discovery of drugs by chance (serendipity) has lead to the development of extremely important drugs in different fields, such as antibiotics, antitumoral and antipsychotic agents to name only a few examples. Recently, serendipity led to the discovery of a new category of compounds extremely active versus chickenpox-shingles (VZV) infections. The lead compound has been further developed and currently has successfully finished phase II clinical trials.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Chemistry
Depositing User: Marco Derudas
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2015 14:57
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2015 14:57
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/55683
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