‘Virtual Pharmacology’ Advance Tackles Universe of Unknown Drugs

Pharmacology’s Bryan Roth teamed with UCSF and European researchers to create a platform to screen hundreds of millions of never-before-synthesized compounds and then produce remarkably potent antibacterial and psychiatric drug candidates.

‘Virtual Pharmacology’ Advance Tackles Universe of Unknown Drugs click to enlarge Dr. Bryan Roth

February 9, 2019

Scientists at UC San Francisco, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, have developed the world’s largest virtual pharmacology platform and shown it is capable of identifying extremely powerful new drugs. The platform, soon to contain over a billion virtual molecules never before synthesized and not found in nature, is poised to dramatically change early drug discovery and send waves through the pharmaceutical industry, the authors say.

read the full article about this exciting development on SOM News...

read the Nature article titled  "Utra-large library docking for discovering new chemotypes" published Feb. 6, 2019...