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Discovering and developing medicines
Traditional medicines are discovered by testing the effect of small molecules in an animal model or cell. Current technology allows testing of a large number of molecules in a trial and error process. Once identified, the substances with therapeutic effect are used to produce the drug. Learn More
Producing biologics
The medicine discovered by scientists in the laboratory is produced in small quantities. The next step is the commercial scale production. As proteins have more complex structure and larger molecules than the molecules of traditional medicines, this process involves many challenges to ensure reproducibility of the end product. Learn More
Amino acids
Molecules that form proteins. There are 20 different amino acids.
Proteins produced by the immune system that reacts to targets such as viruses and bacteria.