Turbo Chip for Drug Development
KIT Scientists Develop Process that Facilitates and Accelerates Chemical Synthesis and Biological Screening by Combining All Steps on a Chip
In spite of increasing demand, the number of newly developed drugs decreased continuously in the past decades. The search for new active substances, their production, characterization, and screening for biological effectiveness are very complex and costly. One of the reasons is that all three steps have been carried out separately so far. Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have now succeeded in combining these processes on a chip and, hence, facilitating and accelerating the procedures to produce promising substances. Thanks to miniaturization, also costs can be reduced significantly. The results are now published in Nature Communications (DOI 10.1038/s41467-019-10685-0). More information about "Turbo Chip for Drug Development"