The comments of Anne Robert, Emmanuel Gras, Peter Faller, and Guy Lavigne of CNRS-LCC are gratefully acknowledged.
Does Chemistry Have a Future in Therapeutic Innovations?†
Article first published online: 6 JUL 2012
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 35, pages 8702–8706, August 27, 2012
How to Cite
Meunier, B. (2012), Does Chemistry Have a Future in Therapeutic Innovations? . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 8702–8706. doi: 10.1002/anie.201202506
- Issue published online: 22 AUG 2012
- Article first published online: 6 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Received: 30 MAR 2012
- drug development;
- medicinal chemistry;
- therapeutic innovation
A bright future for small molecules: Drugs based on molecules made by chemists are far from old-fashioned. Although biopharmaceuticals developed during the last two decades may have caught the public's imagination, traditional drugs remain a strong force in the pharmaceutical industry. Effective, inexpensive small-molecule drugs are crucial in fighting diseases and maintaining cost-effective health care.