Collaborative Drug Discovery Books

When we are not writing code, planning strategy, or increasing customer delight here at CDD, we seek enrichment from a variety of books covering topics from drug discovery to discovery at large. Discovery as the quest for novelty, is one the great motivators for all researchers. And insights come from some unlikely sources, like from the “theater” of the emergency room or the lessons of persistence leading to the first antibiotic.

We’d like to share with some books you may find of interest:

The Demon in the Microscope on the history of the discovery of the first Sulfa drugs:  Arguably more important historically than penicillin.   The first Sulfa drugs saved many lives, caused international controversies amidst world wars, and harkened in the modern drug discovery era.

The Quest for Cortisone:  The birth of the Mayo clinic, powerful steroids, and the story behind the Nobel prize winning discovery.

Management Lessons from the E.R.: Prescriptions for Success in Your Business:   You think your job has pressure?  For some jobs it is a daily matter of life and death.

The Patient in Room Nine Says He’s God:  Heartwarming stories about how observing tragedy and near-misses firsthand make life all the more special.

There is an interesting tension between the individual efforts required for discovery and collaborative synergies needed to see discovery through to fruition.   In designing CDD Vault, we’ve focused on both of these needs:  Making it intuitive for individual insight and collaborative for group synergy.

We’d be interested to hear from you.   Feel free to recommend any books that you think will help accelerate global collaborative drug discovery to info@collaborativedrug.com or post for the community in the CDD Vault LinkedIn Group.


This blog is authored by members of the CDD Vault community. CDD Vault is a hosted drug discovery informatics platform that securely manages both private and external biological and chemical data. It provides core functionality including chemical registration, structure activity relationship, chemical inventory, and electronic lab notebook capabilities!

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