WIIFY Part 1 – Modern Drug Discovery Tools for ex-Pharma Scientists
A four part series exploring the unique challenges of ex-pharma scientists
Part 1 – What’s in it for ex-pharma scientists who need to make magic happen on a shoestring?
You used to work in Big Pharma. So you know what it takes, what it really takes, to generate a rock-solid compound. You’ve seen integrated teams turn the crank. You are intimately aware of the high attrition rate downstream. You know all the boxes that need to be checked to set up a compound for a real shot at potentially becoming a successful drug.
So you know the data package required to confidently advance a new compound series. You are now outside of the debilitating bureaucracy, but you have another obstacle – funding. You are aware of the challenges ahead. You are willing to make the hard decisions, to weigh the tradeoffs to pick the best series, and within each series, the best compound. You are not just looking for the most potent compound, nor the least toxic. However if the stars all align, you may get lucky. And as Pasteur said, luck favors the prepared mind. Today, you need tools that allow you to cost-effectively identify the pertinent trends. In that regard, you’ve created your own luck by teaming with CDD’s innovative team and software, CDD Vault. You are ahead of the curve and see where the world is moving.
You need to accomplish what larger teams typically do, but on a shoestring budget. You’ll need to be smarter and leaner. You need powerful tools for tracking compounds and SAR. You know what can be done in-house and what will inevitably need to be done elsewhere. You need to work really well with your peers – whether they are internal or external. Whether you pick your collaborators or circumstances dictate them for you, you will need to make it work and collaborative software can be part of the solution.
If this sounds at all familiar, then you are lucky to have found CDD. CDD Vault was built for just this reality: It is simple to use, yet economical to scale for many compounds, experiments, and collaborators. CDD Vault was built in the cloud from day one, so it is secure and hosted. There is no IT overhead, no hardware/software installation, and no update headaches. Everything is intuitive and developed for secure collaborative workflows (data sequestering capabilities are built right in). As a result, you and your colleagues will be more effective. Welcome to big pharma infrastructure at small company cost.