26 No. 6
Glossary of Terms Used in Biomolecular Screening
The field of biomolecular screening, an important component of the drug discovery process, has evolved rapidly in recent years. Along with the new technologies and techniques that are now routinely used in lead discovery and optimization have come new nomenclature and terminology. Biomolecular screening stands at a key interface with medicinal chemistry and biology in the drug discovery process. Effective communication between these disciplines—and among scientists of different backgrounds—is dependent on clear and consistent understanding and application of the terminology particular to the field.
This project, a collaborative effort between the IUPAC Chemistry and Human Health Division and the Society for Biomolecular Screening, seeks to provide an authoritative glossary of the terms commonly used in biomolecular screening.
For more information, contact Task Group Chairman John Proudfoot <[email protected]>.
last modified 10 November 2004.
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