Drug Design, Discovery and Development
Drug design and discovery are the processes of finding new drugs by design, depending on their biological targets. It is also known as rational drug design. Drug discovery is the process by which drugs are discovered as well as designed and it is an effort to develop a new drug molecule by applying varieties of methodologies of design. This procedure includes the identification of drug targets, synthesis, candidates, screening, physical and chemical characterization and assays. Drug development is the process of manufacturing and marketing the biologically active compound by drug design by observing the pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamics, toxicological and various clinical parameters are included.