Author(s): Robb GR, McKerrecher D, Newcombe NJ, Waring MJ
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Abstract At AstraZeneca a focus on hypothesis-driven design and the formation of drug design teams has placed a greater emphasis on collaboration in the drug discovery process. We have created a novel software tool based on the principles of wikis and social networks to facilitate collaborative working, visual planning and incorporation of predictive science to improve design capability. Monitoring the design and make process via the tool enabled the identification of bottlenecks and delays. Solutions to these problems were implemented, reducing the time taken from the initial idea stage to the generation of the synthesised compound by more than 50\%. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Drug Discov Today
and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals