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Study finds success factors for open-source drug discovery

17 October 2012

The key factors to successful open-source drug discovery (OSDD) which could lead to developing treatments for neglected diseases, seem to be clearly defined entry points, transparency and funding, says a study.

Despite differences in the way such projects are implemented, they still result in high-quality research at reduced costs, according to the study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseaseslast month (20 September).

The study aimed to provide a basis on which other initiatives could refine and expand the open source model, through identifying important aspects of two successful OSDD projects —  the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Team India Consortium’s Open Source Drug Discovery project (CSIR OSDD) and The Synaptic Leap’s Schistosomiasis project (TSLS)…….

Read more: http://www.scidev.net/en/health/drug-development/news/study-finds-success-factors-for-open-source-drug-discovery–1.html

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October 18, 2012 at 2:08 pm

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