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How Open Source Drug Discovery Is Helping India Develop New Drugs

09 April 2012

Crowdsourcing can boast of many success stories today, but in 2008, when the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) launched such an effort for drug discovery, there weren’t many. Four years on, its Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD) network is emerging as a cyber platform to garner resources for developing drugs that pharmaceutical companies don’t find attractive enough.

On World TB Day on March 24, when OSDD and the Global Alliance on TB (GATB) in New York announced that a new TB molecule will undergo Phase IIb trial in India, even as it is being tested in Brazil and Africa, it was a sign of serious commitment from CSIR. If the molecule shows promise, it can advance into further studies and be included in treatment more quickly. India detects 1.7 million new cases of TB every year…..
Read more: http://forbesindia.com/article/breakpoint/how-open-source-drug-discovery-is-helping-india-develop-new-drugs/32668/1#ixzz1rYxPeI7B

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Written by csirindia

April 9, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Posted in CSIR

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